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Boycotting Pakistan for Sarabjit: Why Veena Malik, Sara Loren in Bollywood?

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  • Apr 29, 2013, 11:49 AM IST
Boycotting Pakistan for Sarabjit: Why Veena Malik, Sara Loren in Bollywood?
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The hanging fate of Sarabjit Singh on death row in Pakistan has triggered a fresh debate over boycotting Pakistani actors in Bollywood. While Veena Malik, Sara Loren, Ali Zafar are carving successful careers in India, Pakistan has been turning a deaf ear to India’s demands of justice for Sarabjit.
 
 
India has been a home to several foreign artists who have not only made successful careers in India but have won millions of fans too. As a trend, several renowned Pakistani singers, actors and comedians have been holding concerts, featuring in shows and films like Veena Malik, Humaima Malick, Meera, Ali Zafar, Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to name a few. However, with the debate heating up on boycotting Pakistani cricket team and trade, the issue of banning Pakistani artists in India is fast catching public support. 
 
 
Have a look at the popular Pakistan based artists who made India their second home.

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    Boycotting Pakistan for Sarabjit: Why Veena Malik, Sara Loren in Bollywood?
    Atif Aslam
     
    Atif Aslam is one of the most popular singers for whom the Indian girls fall for. The Pakistani pop singer has given several chartbusters like Jalpari, Aadat and Doorie with ‘Be Intehaan’ and ‘Allah Duhai Hai’ from Race 2 being the latest top sellers. Atif Aslam was also seen on Indian television show ‘Sur Kshetra’ and has a very strong presence in the Indian music industry.
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    Boycotting Pakistan for Sarabjit: Why Veena Malik, Sara Loren in Bollywood?
    Veena Malik
     
    The ‘Chhanno girl’ who wowed the fans across India is awaiting the release of her Bollywood film ‘Zindagi 50 50’ and is set to become the next Vidya Balan with the Kannada film ‘Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga’. Besides Bollywood, Veena has ruled Indian television as well as a ‘Bigg Boss Season 4’ inmate and bring a part of Cricket World Cup reality show ‘Big Toss’. Going a step ahead, Veena Malik was even eager to find an Indian groom on ‘Veena Ka Vivah’ but the show was scrapped. Not only this, she even featured nude on the cover of the FHM magazine India with a ‘ISI’ tattoo on upper arm.
     
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    Boycotting Pakistan for Sarabjit: Why Veena Malik, Sara Loren in Bollywood?
    Ali Zafar
     
    Ali Zafar has been the most known face in Bollywood with several big films like Tere Bin Laden, Chashme Buddoor, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and London Paris New York to his credit. Also a singer, Ali Zafar has ruled the music charts with his ‘Madhubala’ in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan besides working with Bollywood biggies like Katrina Kaif, Imran Khan, David Dhawan. 
     
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    Boycotting Pakistan for Sarabjit: Why Veena Malik, Sara Loren in Bollywood?
    Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
     
    The winner of several Filmfare and Screen Awards in India, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan debuted as a playback singer in Bollywood with the hit song ‘Mann Ki Lagan’ in ‘Paap’. Reining the music charts with his sufi songs, he even judged the show ‘Chhote Ustaad 2’ with Sonu Nigam and ‘Junoon - Kuchh Kar Dikhaane Ka’ on Indian television. For the record, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was detained while deporting from India carrying 140,000 US dollars in 2011 after performing a concert.
     
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    Boycotting Pakistan for Sarabjit: Why Veena Malik, Sara Loren in Bollywood?
    Sara Loren
     
    Sara Loren has already made it big with her sizzling presence in Bollywood film ‘Murder 3’. A Pakistani television actress, Sara Loren even changed her name from Mona Lizza to play it safe. She had made her Bollywood debut with Pooja Bhatt’s ‘Kajraare’ in 2010.
     
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    Boycotting Pakistan for Sarabjit: Why Veena Malik, Sara Loren in Bollywood?
    Shakeel Siddiqui
     
    The Pakistan based comedian Shakeel Siddiqui competed on the comedy show on Indian television ‘Comedy Circus’, hosted the second one and again participated in its third season ‘Kaante Ki Takkar’. Shakeel popularly called ‘Teeli’ was also seen with Bigg Boss season 6 winner Urvashi Dholakia in reality show ‘Ustaadon Ka Ustad’.
     
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    Boycotting Pakistan for Sarabjit: Why Veena Malik, Sara Loren in Bollywood?
    Humaima Malick
     
    Humaima Malick, the Pakistani actress seen in the award winning film ‘Bol’ is currently shooting for Bollywood film ‘Sher’ with Vivek Oberoi and Sunil Shetty directed by Soham Shah and will be seen in ‘Vidhu Vinod Chopra's next  film opposite Sharman Joshi.
     
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    Boycotting Pakistan for Sarabjit: Why Veena Malik, Sara Loren in Bollywood?
    Meera
     
    Pakistani actress Meera garnered immense attention for her kissing scene with Ashmit Patel in her Bollywood debut ‘Nazar’. Known for her sizzling avatar much like Veena Malik, the Meera is now planning to contest elections in hjomeland Pakistan. 
     

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