Shah Rukh Khan’s Dear Zindagi, Raees won’t face opposition from MNS

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena's cine wing said they won't oppose the release of other two films Raees and Dear Zindagi which star Pakistani actors.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: October 23, 2016 2:45 pm
Dear Zindagi, Raees, MNS Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s cine wing said they won’t oppose the release of other two films Raees and Dear Zindagi which star Pakistani actors.

After the decks were today cleared for the smooth release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s cine wing said they won’t oppose the release of other two films Raees and Dear Zindagi which star Pakistani actors. Director Karan Johar accompanied by Producers’ Guild President Mukesh Bhatt met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and assured him that filmmakers would not work with Pakistani artistes given the people’s sentiments in India post Uri attacks.

Fadnavis met Johar and Bhatt at his residence ‘Varsha’ here this morning along with MNS chief Raj Thackeray, whose party had been opposing the release of the upcoming movie as Pakistani actor Fawad Khan features in the film.

While Fawad has a special appearance in the romantic- drama, Pakistani actress Mahira Khan will be making her Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in “Raees” and in Dear Zindagi Ali Zafar is one of the actors paired opposite Alia Bhatt.

When asked if Raees will be met with the same opposition as that of “Ae Dil…”, working president of Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena, Shalini Thackeray said.

“They always said that these films were shot before the (Uri) attack happened.

“So, in today’s meeting, it became clear that apart from the three films which have been completed– ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, ‘Raees’ and ‘Dear Zindagi’ — no other films with Pakistani artistes will be released.

“No films with Pakistani actors will be shot. This was decided by the CM, MNS, and producers guild together.”

She was speaking at a panel discussion about Pakistani artistes working in Bollywood at Aaj Tak’s special event ‘Manthan’. Actors like Ashurosh Rana, Dalip Tahil and adman Prahlad Kakkar were present at the event.

Rana said he was happy that the issue of “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” was resolved, but asked why only put an end to actors working in Bollywod and continue business relations with Pakistan.

“Why only cinema? I believe it should not be limited to arts. If it is about money, then what about cement electricity? Let us say ‘we don’t want to keep any relations with you. It should be decided by the government. To impose a ban on arts, culture is somewhere a half-hearted attempt,” he said.

Tahil opined that under the current circumstances, film industry should understand and respect the sentiments of people.

“Considering the situation, there should be a total boycott of Pakistan. In trade, culture, every way. What happened was, after the Uri and Mumbai attack, people are enraged. But as a film industry we should realise the sentiments of the public and respect that.

“Cultural exchange happens with two hands. Our artistes and singers have been humiliated there,” Tahil added.

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    Dwijen Das
    Oct 22, 2016 at 6:25 pm
    everything is perfectly going. SRK was boycotted for media based on false story on the topic of intolerance. Aamir khan directly insulted our INDIA by saying that his wife nd children are verry much insecured in this country, so Thakrey sir, did u ever planned something fr him nd and his film, i think he insulted our country not SRK.
    1. A
      Oct 25, 2016 at 3:58 pm
      Dafa kr es movie ko acha he release na ho
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        ABDU NIYOU
        Oct 22, 2016 at 5:05 pm
        if this is true fine. but what is confusing is that are these stani actors are part of the attaqs and killing? please stop this india and stan are nebour
        1. K
          Oct 22, 2016 at 3:45 pm
          If Raj has agreed to this then he is fool..... these producers made a fool of him.... with one stroke... got away with 3 major movies.....duffer has no brains only loud mouth.... hence cant even win any elections and has to lose;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Even Kejriwal is better than this ......who thinks no end of himself.... behaved like a rat and was in hiding when 26/11 happened in Mumbai. All false bravado by RAJ. How can he use Thackeray surname and shame;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Prof. Shivaji Ambedkar Pawar
          1. P
            Oct 23, 2016 at 8:03 am
            Mashallah. Allah is Great.Shahrukh Khan saved .All haters,please clean my Shoes , this time my Shoes and Slip-Ons from ALDO
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