Replace Mahira Khan, Fawad Khan in Raees and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil: MNS

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has demanded replacement of the Pakistani actors Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan from their respective Bollywood projects Raees and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

By: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: September 29, 2016 12:08 pm
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Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has now demanded replacement of the Pakistani actors Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan in their respective Bollywood projects Raees and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

At a press conference in Mumbai, Amey Khopkar, President of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s film wing, said: “The day Pakistan will stop attacking our country, we will extend the hand of friendship. We do not have anything against art but the artistes who are employed in India remained mum on the terror attack in Uri. We gave them an ultimatum of 48 hours to leave India. You can rest assured that they have left, but if we find any Pakistani artiste, we won’t spare (them).”

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On Tuesday, MNS workers protested outside filmmaker Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions office for casting Fawad in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.Talking about Karan, Khopkar said: “Karan Johar isn’t bigger than the government. If Karan Johar and Raees makers don’t replace the actors, we will not allow Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Raees to release.” Raees marks Mahira’s entry into Bollywood and features superstar Shah Rukh Khan in the lead, while “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” stars Fawad with Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma.


The party’s General Secretary Shalini Thackeray said: “Fawad Khan is not the only target. We are against every Pakistani actor. We will not allow any Pakistani actor to work in Mumbai.” The MNS directive came following the September attack in Jammu and Kashmir which killed 18 soldiers. The ultimatum to Pakistani artistes to leave India left Bollywood split, with some celebrities speaking in favour of it and some wondering how it would help in solving the issue of terrorism. Even Indian channel Zindagi has announced plans to stop beaming syndicated Pakistani shows — which has been its USP since its launch in 2014. Essel Group’s chairman Subhash Chandra said they made the move as “love can’t be one-sided”.

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For now, Fawad is in Pakistan and may in all probability remain there for a good long period. Though the actor was supposed to fly back to promote ADHM, given the troubled political atmosphere prevailing in India, it is unlikely that the actor will return anytime soon.

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  1. S
    Sep 29, 2016 at 12:24 pm
    All they will do is make money here in our country and go back home and spread hate.
    1. A
      Anu Gosavi
      Sep 30, 2016 at 1:19 am
      Bollywood should think of the country for change and Khans promoting stani artists. There good singer and actor but still they prefer stani artist. They make money in India and giving portion of income to terrorists. Even cricketer is a judge in one of the show. Government of should not issue any visa to stani artists.
      1. B
        Sep 29, 2016 at 2:12 pm
        First of all stanis agent should shut his mouth,they are promoting stanis artist to come india.
        1. B
          Sep 29, 2016 at 2:14 pm
          It is good move by MNS, i appreciate there work.
          1. R
            Sep 29, 2016 at 7:03 am
            Ya, kick them off... India has so many talents, give them chance rather than giving to Anti-India fellows... They will never love India...
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