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Mumbai, Oct 23: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has given green signal for Shah Rukh Khan’s movies ‘Raees’ and ‘Dear Zindagi’, after yesterday’s nod for Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’. ADHM is scheduled to release on October 28. Surprising everyone, MNS promised a smooth release for both the movies.
The future of both the movies were questionable after MNS said that they won’t let the release of movies which has Pakistani actors in it. While ‘Raees’ has Pakistani actress Mahira Khan, ‘Dear Zindagi’ stars Pakistani singer and actor, Ali Zafar. (ALSO READ: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil to release peacefully on October 28, Raj Thackeray-led MNS not to oppose)
Producers’ Guild president Mukesh Bhatt and Karan Johar met MNS chief Raj Thackeray at Mahrashtra chief minsiter Devendra Fadnavis’s residence on Saturday to talk about the release of ADHM. In a dramatic move, MNS let the release of ADHM and also demanded that the Producers Guild ensured that no Pakistani actor is henceforth taken in any movie made in the country. MNS also said that producers who have Pakistani actors in their movies, must donate Rs 5 crore to the army welfare fund. (ALSO READ- ADHM row: Producers who sign Pakistani actors will have to pay 5 crore as ‘penance’ for army welfare, says Raj Thackeray)
As per a report in Pinkvilla, Working president of Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena Shalini Thackeray said that the movies were shot before the unfortunate Uri attack. She was quoted talking at a panel discussion, as saying ”they always said that these films were shot before the (Uri) attack happened.” (ALSO READ- Raj Thackeray lifts ban on Ae Dil Hai Mushkil release: Twitterati slam the politician for taking U-Turn!)
”So, in today’s meeting, it became clear that apart from the three films which have been completed– ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, ‘Raees’ and ‘Dear Zindagi’ — no other films with Pakistani artistes will be released. No films with Pakistani actors will be shot. This was decided by the CM, MNS, and producers guild together.” she further said. (ALSO READ- Uri attack: Another soldier succumbs to injuries; toll mounts to 19)
Following the Uri attack that killed 19 soldiers, Pakistani actors have been facing huge backlash in the country. When most countries condemned the attack, Pakistan refused citing the Indian army’s rule in Kashmir that is causing problem to the natives. However, army officials and veterans were reportedly “upset” over MNS’ demand. A senior army official said, “All contributions (to welfare fund) are to be voluntary. Extortion is not allowed. We would want people to contribute on their own rather than under any coercion.”
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