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.
What a sorry state of affairs!CM brokers deal n buys patriotism for 5 crores!After Home minister had promised peaceful passage 4 #ADHM— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) October 23, 2016
SanghParivar spks in diff voices most blatant expression is CM MHRSTA brokering deal withMNS instead of enforcing law n order4 ADHM release— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) October 23, 2016
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.
MNS will decide whether Im patriotic or not?I bow to d Indian Constitution Raj Thackeray does not.Whos patriotism needs questioning?— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) October 23, 2016
CM Fadnavis shows scant respect for Home Ministers assurance of safe passage for #ADHM. BJP better haul him up and demand explanation— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) October 23, 2016
Bol ke lab azad hain tere/ bol zabaN ab tak teri hai /tera sutvaN jism hai tera/ bol ke jaaN ab tak teri hai..Faiz— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) October 23, 2016
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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