Farhan Akhtar says ‘no question of giving Rs 5 crore’ for ‘Raees’

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Farhan Akhtar’s upcoming production ‘Raees’ stars Pakistani actress Mahira Khan besides Shah Rukh Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Now, according to reports, the actor-producer has said that there’s “no question of giving Rs. 5 crore to the Army” as they have refused to take the amount. This is in reference to Karan Johar’s recent meeting with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Raj Thackeray, arranged by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, to ensure the safe release of ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’.

Thackeray agreed to allow the screening of the film, which stars Pakistani talent Fawad Khan, on the condition that Karan donate a sum of Rs. 5 crore to the Army Welfare Fund.

Explaining his reason to not pay the stipulated amount for the release of ‘Raees’, Farhan said that most members of the film industry are “law-abiding tax payers” and put the onus on the state to take care of them. Responding to his remark, MNS cine wing president Ameya Khopkar reportedly said that they will look into the matter when the film nears release.

A few days ago too, Farhan had expressed his displeasure about how ADHM was allowed a safe passage after Karan bowed down to MNS’ demand of donating Rs. 5 crore to the Army. The actor had said that this episode has “set a terrible precedent”.

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He further pointed out that it wasn’t the government who had laid down the diktat of not releasing the film. He elaborated that agreeing to the deal, in effect, meant that one is listening to “the people who threaten with violence”.

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Farhan Akhtar’s Rock concert

Farhan Akhtar’s Rock concert

Farhan Akhtar with Parikrama performs live at a Rock Concert of Parikrama, Advaita, Raghav Sachar and himself at NSIC, Delhi.

Farhan Akhtar’s Rock concert

Parikrama band performs live at a Rock Concert at NSIC, Delhi.

Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar with Parikrama performs live at a Rock Concert of Parikrama, Advaita, Raghav Sachar and himself at NSIC, Delhi.

Farhan Akhtar’s Rock concert

Parikrama band performs live at a Rock Concert at NSIC, Delhi.

Farhan Akhtar’s Rock concert

Advaita band at a live concert at a Rock Concert at NSIC, Delhi.

Farhan Akhtar’s Rock concert

Advaita band at a live concert at a Rock Concert at NSIC, Delhi.

Raghav Sachar

Raghav Sachar performs at a live concert at a Rock Concert at NSIC, Delhi.

Raghav Sachar

Raghav Sachar performs at a live concert at a Rock Concert at NSIC, Delhi.

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