IT IS REPORTED THAT HE WAS CRITICALLY INJURED
MUMBAI: Pakistani stand-up comedian Shakeel Siddiqui was driven out of a television set at Mohan Studios in Andheri on Wednesday by members of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and asked to leave the country immediately.
Siddiqui is one of the most popular comedians on Indian TV as well and has been working in shows like Comedy Circus for a long time.
MNS entertainment cell president Amey Khopkar said, "We got to know that Shakeel was on the 'Chinchpokli to China' set and so we decided to raid the place. We took him out of the set and told the producers not to hire any Pakistanis."
The producers had agreed to their demand, he added. "We will not even allow films starring Pakistani actors or singers to be released in Maharashtra," he added.
But show producer Vipul Shah said, "Shakeel Siddiqui is not a part of the show. He was here to clear his dues and collect some papers." No police complaint has been filed.
About 500 members of the Bharatiya Vidyarthi Sena had barged onto the sets where comedian Raju Srivastav was performing last month and had warned him against working with Pakistanis like Shakeel and Kashif.