Army veterans say no to donations 'extorted' from film producers lyrics, song mp3 download, family, wedding pictures, age, height, weight, biography, husband, wife, affairs
Hit out at Raj Thackeray’s suggestion that those engaging with Pak artistes donate Rs 5 cr to Army welfare fund
On Saturday, Air vice-marshal (retd) in the Indian Air Force, Manmohan Bahadur, tweeted, “Why should the Armed Forces be made part of this extortion? By accepting this money, they would become a ‘receiver’ of tainted money @adgpi.”
Various groups had been threatening that Johar’s film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, slated for an October 28 release, might face attacks and violence for casting Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.
Thackeray, according to ndtv.com, suggested the release of the movie not be blocked after a group of film producers assured they would not work with Pakistani actors in future and would pay Rs 5 crore as “penance” for army welfare, if they did. The website further adds that the Cinema Owners’ and Exhibitors Association — which has mostly single-screen theatres from Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra as its members — refused to budge and will not release the film as it starred Fawad Khan.
Some media reports on Saturday quoted producers’ guild president Mukesh Bhatt, who was accompanying Karan Johar, as saying: “We had a constructive meeting. We shared emotions of the industry. For us, India comes first. I have assured the chief minister that… we’ll not work with Pakistani actors.”
Earlier, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had even assured the team of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil that there would be no law-and-order issues and the government would provide protection, if necessary.
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