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Shabana Azmi slams CM Fadnavis for buying ‘patriotism for 5 cr’

bollywood Updated: Oct 23, 2016 18:11 IST

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“What a sorry state of affairs! CM brokers deal and buys patriotism for 5 crores!”

Veteran actor Shabana Azmi has criticised Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, saying he “brokered deal” with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) instead of enforcing law and order, amid the row around the release of Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

Johar accompanied by Producers’ Guild President Mukesh Bhatt met Fadnavis yesterday along with MNS chief Raj Thackeray, whose party had been opposing the release of the film, which features Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.

In the meeting, it was decided that Bollywood film producers would not engage with Pakistani artistes in future and Johar will have to to put a special mention in the beginning of the film paying homage to martyrs of the Uri attacks.

Before the meeting with the CM, Bhatt and a representative from Dharma Productions, which has produced Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, had met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who had assured a smooth release of the film.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma in lead roles, will released on October 28.

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