It is well known that Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Raees’ is in trouble after the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) objected to the Pakistani stars Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan featuring in the said films. While KJO and SRK got a lot of support from their Bollywood colleagues, MNS today clarified that they are standing their ground and won’t allow these movies to release if the Pakistani stars are not replaced.
Shalini Thackeray, general secretary of MNS Chitrapat Karamchari Sena said, “We thank people for all their support. However, with the return of Fawad Khan, our protest hasn’t ended. We won’t allow any Pakistani actors or players to work here. We won’t allow Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ to release. Whoever is supporting Karan Johar, be it Varun Dhawan or Sushant Singh, where were they when jawans were dying? After Uri attacks, the government didn’t do anything. The moment we said ban Pakistani actors, sympathy has started flowing in. Also this news about Salman Khan having called up Raj Thackeray is false.”
She added, “Seventy percent people on social media have supported us. We won’t allow the release of any film that has Pakistani actors in it. Karan has asked if by banning Pakistani actors terrorism will stop? Let me tell him that country comes first and art later. We have also sent a letter to Red Chillies in this matter.”