Twitterati woke up to the news of Raj Thackerey meeting Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadanavis and producers of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Thackerey and Karan Johar went to meet the CM to take a final call on the release of Karan Johar’s much in news film, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. The film’s release has hit a rough patch owning to the presence of Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in one of the lead roles.
The result of the meeting was the lifting of the ban on the film with a number of clauses. Among other conditions, one major clause that has caught people’s eye is the 5crore demand clause. MNS has said that any producer who has taken any Pakistani artiste in his movie will have to pay a sum of Rs 5 crore to the Army Welfare Fund. The producers must hand over a cheque of the amount to Manohar Parrikar, Defence Minister of India.
And people aren’t pleased with this clause, and have taken to twitter and social media to express their displeasure. Tweets flowed in criticising MNS’s move.
Soni Razdan’s tweet reads
So it's come to this. Film producers are paying hafta to MNS cause a Pakistani actor who has nothing to do with terrorists is in their film?— Soni Razdan (@Soni_Razdan) October 22, 2016
Rohan Joshi tweeted saying
The MNS has been routed everywhere else but still has 28 BMC seats. And Mr T will count on this sort of rabble rousing to up those numbers— Rohan (@mojorojo) October 22, 2016
Curious to know that aside from threatening others - what exactly has MNS donated to?— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) October 22, 2016
Or is a moral high ground and anger true patriotism?
Just read: Rs 5 crore is the price of desh Bhakti for MNS with Maha govt playing 'broker'? Yeh kahan aa Gaye hum doston? #RajThackeray— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) October 22, 2016
Journalist Rahul Kanwal was also very disappointed by the decision and took to twitter to raise his voice
Instead of making Raj Thackeray seem like an honorable stakeholder CM Fadnavis ought to have come down hard on MNS goons. Pathetic surrender— Rahul Kanwal (@rahulkanwal) October 22, 2016
The MNS should just rename themselves to HAFTA— Ashwin Mushran (@ashwinmushran) October 22, 2016
What the MNS is doing is literally just bullying.— Sahil Shah (@SahilBulla) October 22, 2016