MUMBAI: The Cine and TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA) has released an official statement clarifying that no Pakistani actor is a member of the association and it also highlights that if the actors have applied for work permits, they will not get renewed.
The statement was issued by CINTAA Outreach Committee senior joint secretary and chairperson Amit Behl. In the release he mentioned that CINTAA is the oldest and the largest union of performing artistes in the country. All the actors are law-abiding citizens and the association is very nationalistic and pro-India.
The official statement said that CINTAA being a strong scrutiny committee is very clear that the association does not give membership to anyone who has anti-nationalistic feelings or any criminal records whatsoever.
Behl said, “Whatever has happened right now, I am sure the government, the CBI and the other investigating agencies will do the needful about it. The only thing is that in case any of our actors, technicians or anyone from the media and entertainment industry realise that they are in touch with anyone who has anti-nationalistic feelings, they should definitely dissociate themselves.”
The association aims at supporting any directive from the ministry of home affairs and the government.
It said, “We as a union cannot comment on the authenticity of the photographs, but we are very confident that all our members, if inadvertently, have at all been photographed with such individuals, during their visits abroad, will distance themselves from any anti-national elements or those with deep state leanings, favouring a nation that has not respected India’s courtesy and respectful overtures."