Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), on Monday, threatened to vandalise multiplexes that screen Karan Johar’s soon-to-be-released film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil as it features Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. The film has been facing opposition from MNS and other right-wing political parties in the aftermath of Uri terror attack.
“We will oppose the screening of the movie everywhere in the state. If any multiplex operator dares to screen the film, they (operators) should remember that multiplexes are decorated with expensive glass sheets,” MNS leader Amey Khopkar said in a public statement.
Khopkar also said that MNS would oppose Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees which is slated to release in January, for it stars Pakistani actress Mahira Khan. He added that the party’s stand on the issue had the backing of the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) that had earlier banned Pakistani artistes from working in Indian films.
Meanwhile, single-screen theatre operators in four Indian states have announced that they would not screen Ae Dil Hei Mushkil.