MNS workers movie unit were protesting and rising slogans outer Metro Cinema in South Mumbai.
Mumbai: About 12 workers of MNS were arrested on Wednesday for protesting contrary to the future release of director Karan Johar’s movie Ae Dil Hai Muskhil as the party banned his declaration that he will not involve with talent from Pakistan in coming days.
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The MNS workers movie unit of Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena were objecting and rising slogans outer Metro Cinema in South Mumbai.
The Raj Thackeray run party has probed the theatre administration not to grip any show of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil movie that features Pakistani artist Fawad Khan.
The MNS workers had given an inscribed plea to the theatre administration urging them not to display the movie as it contains a Pakistani artist. The party workers also elevated slogans outside the theatre, police representatives told.
“We have arrested about 12 MNS protesters and filed them under pertinent sections of Maharashtra Police Act and CrPC,” says Vijay Kadam, the Senior Inspector of Azad Maidan Police Station.
They were presented before a local court of law which fixed them money bail of Rs 5,000 each in the case under the Police Act.
These activists were also filed under the CrPC section 151 (3) in which they did not acquire any help and were sent to legal custody till 4 November.
Looking for to calm irritabilities over contrary to the release of his directorial project, Karan Johar had made a avid plea against delaying the release, expressing he will not involve with talent from Pakistan in the coming days.
Though, MNS said realism has emerged late on Johar. MNS cine wing higher official Amey Khopkar, after a gathering with senior party leaders and Raj Thackeray, told they were stable on conflicting the movie release.
Khopkar said “We will not let the movie to be screened in solitary screens and multiplexes. Realism has emerged late on the producer.”
Some political parties and MNS have faced release of movies with artists from Pakistan next the Uri terror attack, placing a question mark on the destiny of Johar’s flick, scheduled for release on 28 October.
The Cinema Owners Exhibitors Association of India, also, decided not to screen movies with Pakistani artists in 4 states — Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka.
A crew from Johar’s Dharma Productions laterally with director Vijay Singh and Mukesh Bhatt of Fox Star Studios had met Mumbai’s topmost police officials and wanted protection for the theatres to screen the movie.
Ashok Dudhe, the Deputy Commissioner of Police had told, “Mumbai police will deliver satisfactory protection to movie theaters.”