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MNS intensifies opposition against ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’

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adhmThe Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, led by Raj Thackeray  has intensified its opposition to Karan Johar’s soon-to-be-released film ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ as it features a Pakistani artists.  It has issued a veiled threat of vandalism to the multiplexes if they screened it.

“We will oppose the screening of the movie everywhere in the state. If any multiplex operator dares to screen the film, they (operators) should remember that multiplexes are decorated with expensive glass sheets,” MNS leader Amey Khopkar said.

The opposition by MNS and some other political parties to films with actors from Pakistan in the aftermath of Uri terror attack has put a question mark on the fate of Johar’s film which features Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.

The party did not favour employing and cherishing the Pakistani actors, so its opposition to such films will continue, he said. “We will also oppose Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Raees’ though it is slated to release in January,” Khopkar said in a statement.

The party also pointed out that the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association has ‘supported’ its stand. The single-screen theatre operators have announced that they would not screen Johar’s upcoming film, but there was no similar assurance from the multiplex operators so MNS today made its stand clear, it said.

Meanwhile controversy over the film rage more with union minister joining the issue.
Union minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju took potshot at filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, saying people use Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name to get into news. In a tweet Mr Rijiju said, a new fashion has developed in India. A student or a film person can put a question or speak against Prime Minister without any logic to get into news.

In a series of tweets, Anurag Kashyap had said that why should only Indian filmmakers be targeted for casting Pakistani actors when the PM also made a trip to Lahore last year. The director had written to show support for Karan Johar’s upcoming movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. This film has landed in soup over casting Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.

In the aftermath of Uri attack last month, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena issued an ultimatum to Pakistani artistes to leave India. Subsequently, Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association passed a motion to ban the artistes from the neighbouring country.

Recently, Cinema Owners Exhibitors Association of India also decided to not screen the films with Pakistani actors in four states Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Goa.

Mumbai Police Assures security to ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’

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Despite threat from MNS and some other organisations, Mubai Police on Tuesday assured that proper security will be provided for the smooth release of the film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

Mumbai Police commissioner Dattatray Padsalgikar made it clear that the film will be released as scheduled.

In a statement released after the meeting with representatives of film industry , Mumbai Police said that proper security will be provided for the smooth release of the film.

President of The Film & Television Producers Guild of India Ltd (Guild) and filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt met Delhi Police commissioner today.
After the meeting, Nitin Datar, President of the association, added “We were already contemplating not screening films with Pakistani artists and now we have taken this decision.”

Now, Mukesh Bhatt has come out in support of the film representing the entire Producer’s Guild and has said that security will be provided for the smooth release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

“The Guild in no uncertain terms confirms the film industry stands in unison with the Government’s recent steps to counter terrorism. It will naturally abide by any decision taken by the Central Government with regard to future policy on issuance of work visa to foreign artistes.”

The controversy around the film started after Uri Attacks, when Raj Thackeray led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) gave an ultimatum to all Pakistani artistes to leave India in 48 hours.

They also asked the filmmakers to remove Pak artistes from their films. Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which features Fawad Khan in a cameo, got into trouble along with SRK’s Raees which features another Pak artist Mahira Khan.

While MNS refused to back down and stood their ground by protesting against the release of ADHM, the government has stepped in and assured security.

A few days back Cinema Owners and Exhibition Association Of India consisting of single screen owners asked its members to refrain from screening movies involving Pakistani artists and technicians.

“However, we would urge the central and state governments to appreciate that the film producers, who have already shot their films or are in the process of completing their unfinished films, should not end up paying heavy price for no fault of theirs due to engaging the services of talent from across the border.

“These artistes were employed through proper legal channels prior to the recent escalation of hostilities,” Mukesh Bhatt, had in a statement earlier.

The Guild also urged the government to ensure smooth release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil which has already been certified by the Censor Board.

ADHM: Controvesy rages over Anurag Kashyap tweets on PM

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Union minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju took potshot at filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, saying people use Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name to get into news. In a tweet Mr Rijiju said, a new fashion has developed in India. A student or a film person can put a question or speak against Prime Minister without any logic to get into news.

In a series of tweets, Anurag Kashyap had said that why should only Indian filmmakers be targeted for casting Pakistani actors when the PM also made a trip to Lahore last year. The director had written to show support for Karan Johar’s upcoming movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. This film has landed in soup over casting Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.

Anurag Kashyap has defended his tweets about Prime Minister Narendra Modi, choosing this time to share his opinion on Facebook.

In a post today, Mr Kashyap, whose films include Bombay Velvet and Dev-D, said that the film industry is “damned if we do, damned if we don’t.” The 44-year-old said that if Bollywood does not weigh in on political issues, it’s accused of being spineless. But “when we involve ourselves, we become the scapegoat,” he said.

Mumbai Police Assures security to ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’

MNS intensifies opposition against ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’

In the aftermath of Uri attack last month, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena issued an ultimatum to Pakistani artistes to leave India. Subsequently, Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association passed a motion to ban the artistes from the neighbouring country.

Recently, Cinema Owners Exhibitors Association of India also decided to not screen the films with Pakistani actors in four states Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Goa.

@narendramodi Sir you haven’t yet said sorry for your trip to meet the Pakistani PM.. It was dec 25th. Same time KJo was shooting ADHM? Why?

@narendramodi why is it that we have to face it while you can be silent??

@narendramodi and you actually diverted your trip on our tax money,while the film shot then was on money on which someone here pays interest

@narendramodi I am just trying to understand the situation because I am actually dumb and I don’t get it. Sorry if you feel offended..

MNS intensifies opposition again ADHM

The Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has intensified its opposition to Karan Johar’s soon-to-be-released film ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ as it features a Pakistani actor and issued a veiled threat of vandalism to the multiplexes if they screened it.

The opposition by MNS and some other political parties to films with actors from Pakistan in the aftermath of Uri terror attack has put a question mark on the fate of Johar’s film which features Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.

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