Maharashtra government will take all necessary steps to protect Marathi culture and language in the backdrop of the demand to screen Marathi films in multiplexes at prime time, Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said on Thursday.
"We will take all necessary steps within the ambit of law and find a way out. This is the golden jubilee year of Maharashtra and the government will take steps to protect Marathi culture and language," Bhujbal said after meeting a delegation of Marathi filmmakers and artists at his official residence in Malabar Hill.
"We will have to discuss the issue with multiplex and theatre owners," Bhujbal said. On last week’s incidents of MNS activists vandalising multiplexes demanding screening of Marathi movies at prime time, Bhujbal said "no one should take law into their hands".
Raj Thackeray had recently warned multiplex owners who were not screening Marathi movies at prime time.