IMPPA requests MNS for a smooth release of 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil', 'Raees' family, wedding pictures, age, height, weight, biography
In the wake of the Uri attacks last month, the right wing outfits had threatened to not allow allow release Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ starring Fawad Khan this Diwali and Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Raees’ with Mahira Khan on Republic Day next year.
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Though the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) announced a ban on Pakistani artistes in Bollywood, president TP Aggarwal and vice president Ashoke Pandit, met Ameya Khopkar and Shalini Thackeray of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)’s film affairs wing, to request for the smooth release of guild members KJo and SRK’s films.
Aggarwal reportedly said that during the meeting, they requested MNS to allow the films, which have already been shot, and are about to release. He gave the logic that while the Pakistani artists have made their money and gone back to their country, but if the films are not released then the producers will incur losses. Pandit added that Shah Rukh and Karan are members of IMPPA and, as a guild, it is the associations’ duty to stand up for them.
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Khopkar, who heads the MNS’ cine wing and produces regional films too, however was in no mood to relent. “But we won’t allow the release of the two films,” he reportedly said to a news portal. Pandit believed that Raj Thackeray, the MNS chief, will relent as he is a “big cinema lover.”
Pandit added that IMPPA will also facilitate a smooth release for Dinesh Vijan’s film, ‘Hindi Medium’, starring Pakistani actress Saba Qamar, but won’t rescue Habib Faisal’s next directorial venture starring Danyal Zafar (Pak singer-actor Ali Zafar’s brother) as it hasn’t gone on the floors yet.
IMPPA has also written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shiv Sena head Uddhav Thackeray, demanding a ban on tourist visas for Pakistani nationals and cancellation of work permits of artistes. Pandit reportedly said that no one is sure of what an artist from the other side is forced to do by their government and we need to put nationalism before everything else.
Taking cue from IMPPA, the Cinema Owners And Exhibitors Association of India has also called for a ban on Pakistani talent for films that are yet to go into production.
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