Following threats by Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) of vandalising multiplexes screening Bollywood movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, former Indian cricketer and star commentator Sanjay Manjrekar today slammed the right wing party for its extreme stands.
In a twiiter post today Manjrekar said, “One MLA party, MNS, not learning their lessons. With threats of vandalism etc they are certain to be a zero MLA party next elections.”
Karan Johar’s upcoming movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil had been in trouble waters as it stars Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. Despite the director producers plea on the easy release of the movie, MNS has been stubborn on their stand to boycott the movie release in Mumbai theaters.
The Raj Thackeray-led party is known for sparking controversies by it extreme comments and actions. A team of Karan Johar’s Dharma production along with filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt had earlier sought police help from the Mumbai Police Commissioner Dattaray Padsalgikar and Joint Police Commissioner (law and order) Deven Bharti, for the easy release of the movie.
Following heated controversies, single screen theaters had announced not to screen the movie, though multiplex operators have not yet taken any such stands. The MNS opposition to casting of Pakistani actors in Bollywood movies came in a response to the Uri attack, where 18 Indian Army jawans were martyred in a terrorist attack on the Army bases along the Line of Control (LoC) at the Uri district of Kashmir.