Producers who have cast Pak artistes will give Rs 5 crore to army relief fund: MNS chief Raj Thackeray

Earlier today, after a meeting brokered by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Raj Thackeray called off protests against the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 22, 2016 7:40 pm
ae dil hai mushkil, ADHM release, ADHM movie, raj thackeray, pakistan, uri attack, indian army, pakistan terrorism, MNS MNS chief Raj Thackeray. (Express photo By Deepak joshi)

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, who led protests against the release of the film ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, Saturday told reporters that every producer who has cast Pakistani artists in their films will give Rs 5 crore to the army relief fund. He also asked Bollywood producers ‘to give in writing’ that they would not take actors from Pakistan in their films, news agency ANI reported.


“We have always protested against Pakistani artistes but Bollywood never understood earlier. Now they have realised. Terrorist attacks have always been happening. I told Mukesh Bhatt. Pakistan bans our films and channels as per whims and fancies. So why are we rolling the red carpet for Pakistani actors, ” said Thackeray.

“CM asked me about the solution. Karan Johar will display a slate of tribute for Uri martyrs before Ae Dil Hai Mushkil starts playing out on the screens. Producers guild should give us a written undertaking that no Pakistani actors will be cast in our films,” added Thackeray.

Earlier today, after a meeting brokered by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Thackeray called off protests against the release of ADHM, scheduled to come out around Diwali. The MNS, and other nationalist groups, had kickstarted protests against the film, which stars Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, and threatened to burn down theatres which screened it. The protests erupted following the tensions between India and Pakistan, over the Uri attack that killed 19 soldiers and subsequently the army’s surgical strikes across the Line of Control.

The ADHM producers after the meeting today vowed not to work with Pakistani artists in future.

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    Abhinav Gour
    Oct 22, 2016 at 10:03 am
    Crowd funding is needed to pay of this goon to crawl back into his snake
    1. I
      Oct 22, 2016 at 1:21 pm
      BRAZIL wishes to contribute in projects in isolated stan .. BRICS 😁lt;br/gt;Pease save all the money you were to spend on couple of stan artists.. Soon you will kill your own industry.. by terrifying Bolliwood it wii be bola wood
      1. I
        Oct 22, 2016 at 10:22 am
        Trying luck by turning as Robin Hood
        1. B
          Oct 22, 2016 at 9:39 am
          In bollywood some people have no principles ,how cascasn they employstans people when they are killing our Jawand
          1. G
            Oct 22, 2016 at 1:52 pm
            Bollywood is being terrorised by saffron terrorists...jai ho
            1. H
              Oct 22, 2016 at 9:08 am
              When you can pay for the "Artists" of the enemy nation, which kills innocent civilians, why don't you pay for the welfare of the army that protects our country? Any self respected Indian citizen should stop watching the movies with "artists" from terrorist nation.
              1. P
                Oct 23, 2016 at 2:22 am
                Good job mns now leave it to people. We will show these anti India elements how to be loyal when you live and make money and promote the sons of enemies. Who wants goodnrelations, not Indians,we would not want even diplomatic links. That ashok pandit, calling extortion, shameless man, he is making black money keepers to donate for a very noble cause,for the cause of our soldiers, why you bloody is bad mouthing, if you sons of b... $$ can pay the foes why not our defending force.
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                  Sanjay Kumar
                  Oct 22, 2016 at 1:54 pm
                  These thugs are singing song of nationalism when they themselves attack their own country men , create divide between people and destabilise country. Why this goon Raj tackrey and third party chaddis spell out what was the real deal behind this exhortation.
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