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.

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“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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First Published on: October 22, 2016 12:42 pm
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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
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      Ikok
      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
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        Ikok
        Oct 22, 2016 at 10:22 am
        Trying luck by turning as Robin Hood
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          Bnm
          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
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            Gh
            Oct 22, 2016 at 1:52 pm
            Bollywood is being terrorised by saffron terrorists...jai ho
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              Hari
              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.
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                Pat
                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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                    SubbuI
                    Oct 22, 2016 at 9:36 am
                    ERROR IN MY BELOW COMMENT:- lt;br/gt;IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN 10 CRORES NOT 10 lacs
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                      SubbuI
                      Oct 22, 2016 at 9:34 am
                      I completely agree with Raj Thakarelt;br/gt;IT should have been. 10 lacs. They cast actors more box Office collection
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                        SubbuI
                        Oct 22, 2016 at 12:25 pm
                        HEY PAGAL PRATEIK. I IMMEDIATELY CORRECTED MY ERROR. YOU SAW THAT OR NOT? NOW EAT WHAT YOU WROTE. AREH. TEREKU BAGAL KUTHE KAATA KYA?TU MERE BECHEYI PAGAL KI MAFIC BAKRAHELAI?
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                          Thomas
                          Oct 22, 2016 at 3:12 pm
                          Before that was it your bbap ka maal.. chuuutiiyaaa guy!!!
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                            Thomas
                            Oct 22, 2016 at 3:13 pm
                            Congratulations to Raj and his MNS team for this great victory.
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                              Akliyath
                              Oct 22, 2016 at 12:13 pm
                              The way we compel and get fund for Army welfare is not in good taste to say the least. What is appreciable here is the change of heart by the film makers and protesters as well. The movie team and the producers change of heart; nationalism shown now should come from their heart as the martyrs cannot be compensated from a meagre relief amount donated. The illusionary world of film heroes thrive because the real HEROES are there to guard the borders from the very same Pak actors (I mean no artists).
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                                Chand
                                Oct 22, 2016 at 8:43 am
                                It's good that better sense has prevailed and Raj Thackeray has climbed down on the threat of not allowing the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Raj Thackeray is known as a creative person and he should better understand the sentiments of film makers who have invested lot of money for proving entertainment to the public. One wish MNS takes up causes which are good of the welfare of the public rather than indulge in vandalism politics.
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                                  Amol
                                  Oct 22, 2016 at 9:14 am
                                  Prophet of Nationalism.
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                                    Anantula jaikrishna
                                    Oct 22, 2016 at 8:14 am
                                    Though the action of MNS is highly illegal and looks and sounds like an extortion Bombay was known for during the days of Muslim mafia/ bhais MNS did benefit Army organization which is praise worthy. Problem started with visible insensitivity and arrogant atude by Karan Johar . Anurag Kashyap was dumb to join Johar indicating insensitivity. They pla with sentiments. Where sentiment comes logic disappears. Even Fawd khan added fuel to the fire by his pro Pak remarks. He is enled to that but has to face anger from Indians. Salman Khan was also insensitive. Like wise many Bollywood artists created unsavory atmosphere with insensitivity though they were legally right. Bollywood prospers on viewership and patronage of all.
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                                      Anuradha Kalhan
                                      Oct 22, 2016 at 4:37 pm
                                      This is pathetic but very much in line with SS and MNS tactics.. lt;br/gt;Create an issue and blackmail the supposed offender into contributing to its own corpus . Now they want to make the army their B team and make the Indian Arm an extortionist !
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                                        Rajiv
                                        Oct 22, 2016 at 2:52 pm
                                        A Goonda is dictating terms to an elected government and the CM is doing masndwali on behalf of that Goonda
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                                          Rajiv
                                          Oct 22, 2016 at 1:14 pm
                                          And what will you give Raj Thakeray ? Goodaism..vandalism...destruction of public property ???
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                                            Rajiv
                                            Oct 22, 2016 at 4:52 pm
                                            Wake Up! This is not 'Good". Even the Army men have rejected this fund ! This is pure and simple extortion! If Raj Thakeray has guts then let him lead a group of non state actors and go and attack LeT and JEM in stan. That will be more helpful and prove that he truly has noble intentions rather than attacking Indian alsong with his goons !
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