On Sunday, Khan went to the home of Raj Thackeray, chief of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and “assured” him that the publicity campaign of his new film, Raees, would not include Mahira Khan, a Pakistani actress who stars opposite Khan.
He also said he would not act with Pakistani actors in the future. Thackeray gracefully accepted. It was one more example of cravenness that the Hindi film industry is known for, but it also shows how much Mumbai – and India – have changed
Raj Thackeray has assured the country that he will not go soft on anything related to Pakistan. He will make India totally Pakistan free, be it cricket, entertainment or even import export.
His next target is the Coke Studio program which seldom features songs sung by Pakistani artists and gives them platform to flourish in India.
Any person watching Coke Studio will have to deposit 500 Rs in the welfare fund of the MNS party or else that person will be attacked. Well, I at least have taken this threat seriously and whenever I hear a Pakistani singer singing, I either swap channels or switch off my television.
TO INSTILL “committed patriotism and nationalism”, the Supreme Court Wednesday ordered that “all the cinema halls in India shall play the national anthem before the feature film starts and all present in the hall are obliged to stand up to show respect to the national anthem” as a part of their “sacred obligation”
Raj Thackeray has welcomed the decision, but he has added a new twist in the tale. According to Raj, every movie with a Pakistani actor will have to start with the National Anthem played 5 times so that people become more nationalist while watching such movies.
Raj Thackeray is known for such forced nationalism initiatives, just like the one he did during the release of ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil‘. At that time the producers had to shelve 5 Crs for the movie’s release, but this time they at least don’t have to let go any money.
‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, that features Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, ran into trouble after Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) said it won’t allow release of any movie in India that featured Pakistani artistes.
MNS ended their protest against Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Raees on Saturday morning after a closed-door meeting between party supremo Raj Thackeray, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, Karan Johar, Mukesh Bhatt and others.
“Every producer who has cast a Pakistani actor must contribute Rs 5 crore to the Army welfare fund,” MNS chief Raj Thackeray said after the meeting.
But Karan is ultimately the winner. Our secret reporter conducted a survey to find out how were the 5 Cr Rs used by the families of the army men. It is found that most of them have done advance booking of ADHM shows in their respective cities. This way the money spent by Karan will come back to Karan.
This is a smart way to buy nationalism. Raj Thackery even got free tickets for the movie as a reward for suggesting such a formula to Karan. Well, if the movie was worth spending that much of money on or not is still subject to reviews at the end of the day.
So, Mr Raj Thackeray has given his “consent” for the release of Ae Dil hai Mushkil. All he has “requested” for is that each producer of the filmmakers’ guild contribute a few crores to the armed forces fund – and reportedly “some” share of the profit.
It seems to have come as a breath of respite for the entire film industry. They are happy that finally, Mr Thackeray will “allow” their movies to be screened in public places like cinema halls without any danger to human life.
But by doing so, he has created history. He becomes the highest paid actor in a negative role for a bollywood movie. Previously the record was held by John Abraham in Dhoom. Normally a supporting actor doesn’t charge that amount, but Raj is known to be an excellent actor.
He has the following of goons in Maharashtra, and all his negative acting comes very naturally to him. Be it the stand against North Indians, or fighting the central government in banning Pakistani actors, Raj has been vocal about his demands just like a negative character in a movie. This type of acting skills do deserve the money Karan Johar is paying him.
We are eagerly waiting for Raj Thakeray’s next movie.
Mumbai : MNS had banned the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in the aftermath of Uri attack as it starred Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.
Yesterday, Thackeray said the ban has been lifted as Producers Guild has agreed not to work with Pakistani actors and filmmakers who have cast Pakistani actors have agreed to donate Rs 5 crore to army welfare fund.
But Abhishek Bachchan is not happy with the proceedings as there are many hot scenes between Aish and Ranbir in ADHM. Abhishek wants to ban the movie anyhow and wants Raj Thackeray’s help for the same.
According to our reporter Mr. Sidharth Singh, Abhishek has offered Rs. 10 Crs to Raj Thackeray to again start the protests against ADHM’s release. This offer seems lucrative as in the previous offer from the producers, MNS wont have got any share of the money.
But the surprising fact is that, Abhishek has 10 Crs with him, as he has not done any major solo roles in the last 5 years. There are rumors that Senior Bachchan has given that money to Junior AB to somehow stop the screening of the movie.
It is to be seen as to what stand does Mr. Raj Thackeray and his party take regarding the issue. But seems like Karan Johar’s movie is getting all the attention.