Ae Dil Hai Mushkil row: Shabana Azmi slams Maharashtra CM for ‘buying’ patriotism from Raj Thackeray

Actor Shabana Azmi is not happy with the demands issued by MNS for lifting its ban from the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

Written by Arushi Jain | New Delhi | Updated: October 25, 2016 4:06 pm
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A day after Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis brokered peace between MNS chief Raj Thackeray and filmmaker Karan Johar over the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, actor Shabana Azmi has slammed his actions in a series of tweets. The veteran actor wrote, “What a sorry state of affairs!CM brokers deal n buys patriotism for 5 crores!After Home minister had promised peaceful passage 4 #ADHM.”

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MNS had banned the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in the aftermath of Uri attack as it starred Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. Yesterday, Thackeray said the ban has been lifted as Producers Guild has agreed not to work with Pakistani actors and filmmakers who have cast Pakistani actors have agreed to donate Rs 5 crore to army welfare fund.

Attacking Thackeray, Azmi wrote, “MNS will decide whether Im patriotic or not?I bow to d Indian Constitution Raj Thackeray does not.Whos patriotism needs questioning? (sic).” She also targeted the CM for bowing down to Thackeray’s demands despite Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh assuring a filmmakers’ delegation that Karan Johar’s film will be released without any violence in India.

“CM Fadnavis shows scant respect for Home Ministers assurance of safe passage for #ADHM. BJP better haul him up and demand explanation,” she wrote.

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Here is all that she wrote in a series of tweets.

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Shabana was supported on the issue by actor Naseeruddin Shah. While attending a book launch on Saturday evening, he slammed MNS for its unreasonable demands. “The film industry is an easy target. They (MNS) have as much fun targeting the industry as they would have while watching films made by Bollywood. We haven’t broken diplomatic ties with Pakistan, nor are we in the state of war, or have sealed our borders. Only artistes who aim to spread the message of love and peace are being attacked, he said.

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Thackeray had on Saturday demanded that every producer, be it Karan Johar or Shah Rukh Khan, who has worked with Pakistani artistes should pay Rs. 5 crore to the army welfare fund as penance. They should hand over the cheque to Union Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar, click a picture and show it to the people, he had said. After submitting the cheque, they have to reveal the amount they have donated to Maharashtra CM and then to the MNS.

Fadnavis, meanwhile, has rejected the opposition charge that he has bowed down to MNS’ pressure. He said on Saturday, He rejected Opposition criticism that the government had shown its weakness by intervening in the matter. “If that were the case, we would not have cracked the whip against MNS activists who vandalised theatres. Nor would we go ahead with the release of the film on its scheduled date in theatres. From the very beginning, I have maintained that security will be provided to all theatres which are screening the film.”

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil will release on October 28.

 

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    Amit
    Oct 23, 2016 at 3:01 pm
    Shabana ko bas bahana chahiye.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If CM won't do anything then she will have problem against him.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If CM spoke with MNS and sorted this issue without unnecessarily using policemen and policies, then also she has problems.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;She is lying that CM has vouched 5 Cr remarks. That's Raj Thackeray's nonsense and no one cares what he barks.
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      Kat
      Oct 23, 2016 at 11:59 am
      I salute shabana for standing up against these corrupt pseudo nationalist like thapparey, shabana has always worked for the slum people of Bombay, fought for them. Why doesn't Thackery gives from his pocket to the army, why doesn't he enrolls in the army. These are just barking dogs who needs to be chained and sent to China slaughter house
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        Kat
        Oct 23, 2016 at 12:04 pm
        I will be the first one to see the movie, those who bark don't bite, so KEEP BARKING YOU USELESS RSS DOGS
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          Gh
          Oct 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm
          One should not respond to s and stupids like diago
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            IML sood
            Oct 23, 2016 at 6:12 pm
            Mr Setu's comments are eye opener about the real character and working of this so called actress whom many here in their comments want to defend her. Did Pak provided her so much money,fame and honour that she wants lecture us about patriotism? Is the actors from stan are more important than the honour of the country and sacrifice of our brave jawans.Very mean mentality when religion comes before this community. Shame on such narrow thinking of her and also her shameless supporters.
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              Devi Prasad
              Oct 24, 2016 at 2:41 am
              Law and Order being a State subject the direct and indirect costs of policing falls on the State Government even of central forces like CRPF are deplo to ist the state police within territory of Maharastra, where the writ of Hon'ble CM Shri Devendra Fadnavis runs. But a key concern ought to be the potential for an unhealthy precedent in this episode, which can imitated by aggressive political formations in different states!
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                Shailesh Shah
                Oct 24, 2016 at 9:13 am
                After penalising for Rs.5 Crore,You are releasing the film and they will earn 100 Crores,200 Crores and So on.Is it called punishment?
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                  Shailesh Shah
                  Oct 24, 2016 at 9:07 am
                  If you want to penalise the producers,penalise in some other way. Money is not big issue for them.
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                    abraham
                    Oct 23, 2016 at 10:42 am
                    Shabana azmi will keep her mouth shut if this type of ransom / extort fixed against Bollywood by Don Dawood Ibrahim other than Raj Thackeray.Here MNS made the mistake by allowing the movie with out replaceing Fawad Khan.Now Indians have to Boycat this movie
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                      aji govinda
                      Oct 23, 2016 at 9:32 am
                      mr.fadnavis... ignore these s who begin to rage whenever they see public opinion win. and an elitist system driven more by false liberalism and cr commercialism lose !!.lt;br/gt;I think you made a tough decision look easy and smooth and yr political rivals, are a bit nonplussed.lt;br/gt;The middle east market and the extra moolah is what Karan Johar was after when he cast Fawad Khan ..and not so much his acting abilities ( no disrespect meant ). lt;br/gt;and if he with a 5cr donation to Armed Forces welfare why the hue andr cry.lt;br/gt;There is a live and volatile and negative sentiment around stan and Gurnam Singh's death today from sniper fire just makes it stronger .We who buy tickets dont want to see stani artists for a while on yr screens. and producer and liberals better get it !!!
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                        Diplomat
                        Oct 24, 2016 at 6:18 am
                        ... and Govt publicly seeks Chinese investment in India and Mah Govt awards Nagpur Metro contract to a Chinese company. Are the traders not Indian? Did they know about international affairs and what goes between two Govts? GoI announces deals signed with China and high level meetings are regularly held and publicized. So these small traders will be left with unsold stock of Chinese products which are imported in India on payment of customs duty. They will go bankrupt. How convenient for other people of India to get someone for a sacrifice.
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                          Diplomat
                          Oct 24, 2016 at 6:12 am
                          Do you know that most of the jawans who died at Uri were Bihari. Indian military does not speak about it because it is national to its core. But t seems some politicians and some "nationalists" use it as per your convenience. And you don't feel it is wrong that Biharis being driven out of Maharashtra even though this nation belongs to all. How convenient for you.
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                            AndFomer
                            Oct 23, 2016 at 11:34 am
                            Teri ma lagti hai he Kya. Chuse.
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                              AndFomer
                              Oct 23, 2016 at 10:13 am
                              Azmi is talking abt law n order bcoz she didn't loss his family member in terrorist attack. These ppl earned a lot here but at the time of giving for army welfare they are crying like s. Don't forget due to our jawans u r enjoying this movements else you are not even protect ur earnings. As an Indian I boycott ADHM n will support to army instead of doing this kind of statement for Politics.
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                                AndFomer
                                Oct 23, 2016 at 11:50 am
                                You are a kid of Kejriwal n Sanjay Nirupam who wants proof. Ppl like u encourage Terrorism. Shut ur fking mouth.
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                                  Rajiv
                                  Oct 23, 2016 at 9:28 am
                                  Ata Girl ! Correct ! MNS is demanding patriotism for 5 Crores !! Who askedd them what the rate should be for loyalty to your country
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                                    ashok s
                                    Oct 23, 2016 at 1:18 pm
                                    Pt Nehru and his cousin s like Jinnah and farookh created three countries then they finance movies to pacify the netizens now she is one who is outcome of this situation. When a widow cries only she knows the pain. She can easily break a marriage and get married. To it ,but we Indians don't don't do so .
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                                      ashok s
                                      Oct 23, 2016 at 8:54 pm
                                      Did you nalayak go to school
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                                        ashok s
                                        Oct 23, 2016 at 8:51 pm
                                        Teri m ki
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                                          ATAL
                                          Oct 24, 2016 at 2:06 am
                                          Shabana Azami you are nonsense and partial lady go and support Porkistan.
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                                            Barb Dewyre
                                            Oct 24, 2016 at 12:59 am
                                            if this is how they make national decisions, we were better off with the UPA.
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