The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, a Maharashtra based nationalist party of India has drawn their protest against Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Raees on Saturday.
According to Indian express reports, MNS ended their protest after chairing a closed door meeting between party apex leader Raj Thackeray, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, Karan Johar, Mukesh Bhatt and others.
Thackeray revealed that he has received affirmation from the film industry that from this day on they would not be working with any Pakistani actors.
Thackeray revealed that, “In the meeting with Mukesh Bhatt and others, I told them when Pakistan wants, it releases our films when they don’t want they ban our films and bans our channels. Then why are you time and again rolling out the red carpet for them? Is there any such really big star there that you have to take them in films here? No need of all these things.”
MNS chief pointed out the offer, “When CM asked me what solution could be offered, I told them before the start of the movie, they should put up a message slate saying that we are offering our respects and prayers to the URI martyrs and all those soldiers who lost their lives in earlier terror attacks and we salute our jawans. We will also need a written undertaking Producers Guild that they will not work with any Pakistani artistes, singers or technicians. So they have agreed. Apart from these, they will talk to the CM and decide how much money they will give. I have told them by way of penance, every producer who has worked with Pakistani artistes — be it Shah Rukh Khan or Karan Johar — they should give Rs 5 crore to the army welfare fund. They should hand over the cheque to Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar, click a picture and show it to people. Now how much money they will give is something they will tell the CM and then tell us.”
Showing satisfaction over the completion of his demands Raj said that, “It’s a victory of our protest that Pakistan actors will not work in our films anymore. From today they will not engage with Pak actors. Those who have already completed shooting that producer should atone. I also don’t think the films that will have Pakistani actors people of India will go to watch it.”