Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is certified patriotic and we have Raj Thackeray’s word for it

When Raj Thackeray raises a problem, he also gives a solution. As Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and its threat to the Great Indian Pride proves, the price is Rs 5 crore, a meeting with Mumbai chief minister and a photo op with the defence minister.

Written by Jyoti Sharma Bawa | New Delhi | Published:October 24, 2016 7:16 pm
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Bollywood does not need critics; it has Raj Thackeray. What can these learned men and women with their paltry star system offer? All they can do is talk about performances, scripts and camera angles. Pah, like anyone cares!

Submit the same film to the MNS chief and he can give you a certificate of patriotism. Of course, there are caveats involved. But then, which great enterprise does not? For instance, if Raj does not like what he sees — especially if that involves the capital P — multiplexes and their expensive glass are at risk. People also get that great disease in face of his bans — crawling when they are asked to bow — but you can justify that by asking yourself, what is the price of patriotism?

 

But hey, when Raj Thackeray raises a problem, he also gives a solution. As Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and its threat to the Great Indian Pride proves, the price is Rs 5 crore, a meeting with Mumbai chief minister and a photo op with the defence minister. If the film has a Bombay problem, it doesn’t even need Rs 5 crore prayshchit (penance). Apologise (that is the key every time), change it to Mumbai and you are good to go. Easy peasy, right?

And don’t speak in Hindi, it can get your entire family banned. Ask Jaya Bachchan.

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A word of caution, though, apologise in person, ideally at the CM’s residence because video apologies submitted through the media doesn’t have that personal touch. Also, know your countries. Feel free to hire actors from Europe, America, Africa, hell even Antartica will do. Avoid Pakistani actors like the plague, choose not a Made in China and Bangladeshis if they were born before 1962. You are kosher with the rest. Or instead of hosting Koffee with Karan, you end up with a photo with Parrikar, and you are Rs 5 crore lighter.

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    Pratik Deshmukh
    Oct 25, 2016 at 12:15 pm
    Senseless news ....lt;br/gt;Please don't divert the people from main issue ...don't look for trp always .... You are the 4th pillar of democracy, so understand your role and then behave like that.... 😀🙏
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      Azad
      Oct 24, 2016 at 4:38 pm
      this lowlife man call Raj thackeray example is like a stray DOG that bark at every per by, He do politics on petty useless things to show his balls are stronger, this cunning is a lowlifethug that have no brain, his uglyface is the reflection of his manner
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        dipak s
        Oct 25, 2016 at 3:39 am
        ...one must question how much money MNS got...it seems,we are living in Banana Republic...?
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          innocent
          Oct 25, 2016 at 6:38 am
          Raj is future CM of mah
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            Shubham Jaiswal
            Oct 25, 2016 at 11:26 am
            Raj has said to give the 5crores to army fund not for himself n everything he has suggested is for army not for himself so shut ur mouth indian express don't bring ma to ur news everybody wants to know the truth so just stop it
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              Om
              Oct 26, 2016 at 3:56 pm
              Raj needs money to protect himself from goons like you.
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                jugnu Singh
                Oct 25, 2016 at 1:06 am
                The episode has shamed the nation.
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                  Mail Me
                  Oct 24, 2016 at 6:50 pm
                  Go get some sleep..
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                    Mail Me
                    Oct 24, 2016 at 6:57 pm
                    How you look? LOL. No stani in India. If government doesn't do it, I will support Raj.
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                      Mail Me
                      Oct 24, 2016 at 6:53 pm
                      I dont approve Shiv Sena/MSN style of politics but it appears that they understand public pulse better than politicians on stan. A terribly hostile terrorist country who has dedicated its existence to continue hurting and harming India should not accomodated in what is right under consution of India.
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                        Manzoor
                        Oct 24, 2016 at 6:01 pm
                        And what about CM Fadnavis, instead of maintaining the law-and-order and putting the culprits behind the bar, negotiating the ransome on behalf of goons(MNS) like a cheap broker.
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                          r r
                          Oct 25, 2016 at 3:19 am
                          as per common man's perception selection of co star , heroin ,singer etc ,is mainly decided by Hero ( a or s or sh ) and producer ( Karan Jo ) have Little option . So it is not fair to punish producer / director but punishment should be given to Hero
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                            Kayess
                            Oct 25, 2016 at 2:25 am
                            So what it means that all the lives of soldiers lost due to terrorism and all those killed by the terrorists from stan can be compensated by paying money!! No principles, just money is enough to settle everything including lives. We are used to bribes anyway at all levels.
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                              Tanbeer alam
                              Oct 24, 2016 at 7:55 pm
                              U Marathi manoos now u Mask came off emplyee of mns
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                                A NonMarathi
                                Oct 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm
                                Stupid Journalist!! Don't give misleading reports. The 5 crore that he asked for is not for himself or his own party. He asked the producers to donate the funds to the ARMY relief account. Why don't you talk about the banned Indian channels in Pak. I am a non-Marathi but brought up in Mumbai. Maybe his(Raj's) actions are not always wise. But, I have seen his interviews. You always have youtube to look back at his interviews. Most of the things he talks about is true. His image has been wronged mostly by media. So, people will always ume things.
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