MNS chief Raj Thackeray has asked the producers of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil to pay a ‘penalty’ of Rs 5 crore to the army welfare fund for having a Pakistani actor in it. He has said that amount has to be paid for the release of the film.
The decision was announced after movie’s director Karan Johar met Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Thackeray, seeking an assurance for the smooth release of the film on October 28.
Thackeray has demanded film producers give in writing that they will not work with any Pakistan artistes and technicians in the future. While Johar might have conceded to the unreasonable demand to facilitate the release of his film, people on Twitter are not very happy about it.
Here’s how Twitter has reacted to the news:
The BJP and MNS just used 19 dead armymen in Uri to increase their political stock in Mumbai city. What a thing politics is.— Shoaib Daniyal (@ShoaibDaniyal) October 22, 2016
If MNS activists call themselves nationalists, there is no bigger insult to nationalism!— nikhil wagle (@waglenikhil) October 21, 2016
MNS gets 5 crore or army welfare gets 5 crores? I’d like to be ashamed as a society knowing my facts and then discarding them completely— Shocking If True (@reviewero) October 22, 2016
Curious to know that aside from threatening others – what exactly has MNS donated to?Or is a moral high ground and anger true patriotism?— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) October 22, 2016
MNS & Raj T aren’t the culprits here, the BJP government is. A government which can’t protect its people should be thrown in the dustbin— Scotchy (@scotchism) October 22, 2016
I think MNS is going to extend this Business Model.Pay 5 crores if you want Pakistani players in your IPL team.— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) October 22, 2016
Liberals ka randi rona shuru ho gaya on 5Cr to Army Fund for release of #ADHMItna bura lag raha hai to tum libbies log milkar de do— Champ McLovin (@BolshoyBooze) October 22, 2016
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
(Feature image source: PTI)