Irfan Junejo joins Zakir Khan on a live session
In the difficult time of COVID-19 pandemic artistes from Pakistan and India are collaborating with each other on live session to entertain the audience.
Junejo started the session saying: “Mera din bungia hai. Zakir bhai aap bolein mein sun raha hoon (My day has been made. Zakir please talk I am listening).”
To this Zahir said that people in India are huge fans of your vlogs including my family members.
From there on Junejo talked about how Zakir’s podcast touched him on a deeper level and went on to praise the comedian to do the series once more. Meanwhile, Khan revealed that it was his little brother who introduced him to Junejo, and led him to follow the vlogger.
Zakir then continued to tell Junejo he's looking forward to what he's doing next, whether it's a Vlog or something else. "Mujhe eik nayi umeed milgayi (I find new hope)" To this Junejo replied.
Several Indian and Pakistani artists have started collaborating online. However it was when Indian singer Harshdeep Kaur and designer Vijay Arora did an online concert with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan that FWICE took notice and action.
The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) said in a statement, “Artistes were seen collaborating with Pakistani singer, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. We are pained to inform all members that FWICE has issued a total non-cooperation circular advising all members not to work in any manner whatsoever with all Pakistani artistes, singers and technicians.”
It continued, “Some members are blatantly violating the non-cooperation circular by working in various mode and media of entertainment like a recent instance in which our musicians have worked online with singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan of Pakistan, which is being seen online. We have been informed that more such entertainment products and songs are being planned and made.”
The statement also served as a reminder that FWICE had forbidden Indian actors, musicians and even technicians from the Indian entertainment industry to work in any form with people from Pakistan before too.