Bollywood celebs’ ties with ISI puppets surface once again

New Delhi – Pakistanis sitting in the comfort of a foreign land encouraging and pushing Kashmiri youth to pick up guns and sometimes even funding such nefarious activities is not new. However, some Bollywood celebrities seem to have developed a habit of fraternising with people who are known to have unmitigated hatred for India. From fawning themselves with the D-company chief Dawood Ibrahim – to socialising with Pakistan’s terror establishment, the Bollywood celebrities have often shown that patriotism is a hollow concept for them, worthy only of making money from it by emulating it in their films.

Bollywood celebs’ ties with Pakistan’s ISI puppets surface once again, netizens demand an investigation

On 22nd July, netizens unearthed images of Shahrukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan with California based Kashmiri separatist Tony Ashai, who has been urging Kashmiri youth to fight against India. It is alleged that Shah Rukh Khan has a very close relationship with Tony Ashai. Ashai is believed to have built a lot of his properties in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and designed his apartments in Los Angeles. His son Bilal has been urging the Kashmiri youth to pick up guns. It is alleged that Tony Ashai has been a member of the terror group Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) sponsored by ISI.

Revelling with Aneel Mussarat

Not just Bollywood’s intimate relationship with Tony Ashai, social media users dug out several pictures of other stars like Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Karan Johar and others with another anti-India activist based in the UK. The netizens pointed out how another Pakistani businessman Aneel Mussarat, also enjoys good relationship with various Indian celebrities. Mussarat has been vocal in his support for the Rohingya refugees, considered as a ‘threat to national security’ by the Indian Government. A large number of Rohingyas have intruded into India through the porous borders it shares with Bangladesh. Mussarat heads the Rafay Mussarat foundation which has partnered with Minhaj Welfare Foundation to provide aid to Rohingya refugees during the Rohingya crisis.

Bollywood’s links with Rehan Siddiqui

Rehan Siddique, who is a Pakistani but is based in Houston, also owns a radio channel where he regularly espouses terrorist activity in Kashmir and India and spreads propaganda. Rehan had extensive experience in the music and radio industry and is said to have organised over 400 successful concerts with many of the biggest stars from South Asia and Bollywood.

The diaspora has also asserted that Siddiqui and other Pakistani nationals are working to organise anti-CAA protests in Houston and pro-Khalistan protests by the local Sikh community. Siddiqui’s radio channel is also accused of running anti-India propaganda in the wake of Pulwama attack and the subsequent Balakot strikes.

Calls for investigation into Bollywood links with Pakis grows

Following the shocking disclosure, Vice President of the BJP, Baijayant Panda urged ‘patriotic Bollywoodies’ to renounce their association with people who encourage violence in Jammu & Kashmir. Taking to Twitter, Baijayant Panda said, “Came across shocking threads documenting personal & business links of some Bollywood personalities with certain Pakistanis & NRIs with undeniable track record encouraging violence in J&K, who have verifiable links to ISI & Pak army. I urge patriotic Bollywoodies to renounce them”.