MNS Threatens Multiplexes Over Screening Of Ae Dil Hai MushkilOctober 18, 2016 14:47
The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has issued a veiled threat to all the multiplexes over the screening of Karan Johar’s upcoming movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil as they can vandalize the multiplex if they release the movie as it features a Pakistani actor.
The MNS has already been threatening the filmmakers who had supported Pakistani actors for working in Bollywood after the Uri Attacks, which is responsible for rising tensions between the two countries.
MNS leader Amey Khopkar said, “We will oppose the screening of the movie everywhere in the state. If any multiplexoperator dares to screen the film, they (operators) should remember that multiplexes are decorated with expensive glass sheets.”
He further added, “We will also oppose Shah Rukh Khan's 'Raees' though it is slated to release in January.”
The single-screen theater association has already agreed to ban the screening of films featuring the Pakistani actors. The Motion Pictures Producers’ Association has also supported the stand of banning the Pakistani actors to work in Bollywood.
By Prajakt K.