MNS ‘direct threat’ would stop release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil & Raees
MNS wants Pakistani actors to leave India
MNS ‘direct threat’ would stop release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil & Raees:- In what could create a trouble for Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar is the Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena — the film wing of the Raj Thackeray-led MNS —has made it clear on Friday that they not just want the Pakistani actors to leave India but are also stubborn to hold the release of Raees and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in Maharashtra.
Both the films cast Pakistani actors in pivotal roles — while Mahira Khan is SRK’s leading lady in Raees, Fawad Khan plays an important role in Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
Shalini Thackeray, the general secretary of MNS Chitrapat Karamchari Sena, said, “It is not a veiled threat. It is a direct threat to the producers like SRK and Karan Johar who are still taking Pakistani actors in their movies.
Are you unable to find Indian actors for your films? In this 125 crore Indian population, can’t you find a single Indian actor to be cast in your films that you have to import people from a place like Pakistan, a country with which we all are facing a problem. It is not a veiled threat but a direct threat. We will not be allowing the release of these movies here.”
Would they allow the release? If any changes are made?
When she was asked if in the eventuality of Karan Johar and SRK agreeing to MNS terms, would the party allow the films to be released since the shooting for both films with Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan are almost over, Shalini said, “That is something for them to decide what they should be doing with their films that has Pakistani actors. We have decided that we would not allow films with Pakistani’s actors to be released here in Maharashtra. We are also sending letters to all producers and would be requesting them to cooperate with us, which we hope they will in Maharashtra. If they don’t, we will stop the shoot wherever Pakistani actors are involved. ”
Meanwhile, Amey Khopkar, the President of Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena, said, “We are not doing this to gain any sort of political mileage. This is a very critical issue. We will not allow any Pakistani actors to work in Mumbai. And what is he need to have Pakistani actors. We have talent in India. We have good actors in India. Why do we need Pakistani artists in India.