After ending of “Mushkil Waqt” for Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, now MNS (Maharashtra Navnirman Sena) lighten green signal for upcoming silver screenings of Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees and Dear Zindagi.
As MNS chief Raj Thackeray promised hassle-free release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, the movie slated on his original release schedule, during the festive day, October 28. Despite this movie Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees was also featuring Pakistani female actor Mahira Khan in lead was also bound in controversial banning, and also the big budget Dear Zindagi was the part of MNS banning as because it was also featuring Ali Zafar in lead portray. These two movies were sensation before its release, not got relief.
According to a report published in Pinkvilla,Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met Karan, Mukesh Bhatt, and Thackeray recently to discuss the same. Working president of Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena Shalini Thackeray told in a panel discussion, ”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 further said.
But Actors like Ashurosh Rana, Dalip Tahil, and Adman Prahlad Kakkar were present at the event and they quoted that why is only about cinema. 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 Bollywood 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 realize the sentiments of the public and respect that. Cultural exchange happens with two hands. Our artists and singers have been humiliated there,” Tahil added.
After the Uri terror attack, Pakistani artistes are facing a huge backlash in India.