Shiv Sena on Friday came out in full support of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s (MNS) demand. MNS issued a 48 hour-deadline to Pakistani actors and artists to leave India, saying they will push them out of the country if they don’t go back to their nation. The party also threatened that it would not allow the release of ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and ‘Raees’ in India as the movies feature Pakistani actors.
MNS Chitrapat Sena president Amey Khopkar warned the Pakistani actors that they would face serious consequences in India if they do not leave the nation within 48 hours. Actors like Mahira Khan (starring Shah Rukh Khan-starrer ‘Raees’) and “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” star Fawad Khan are hijacking the opportunities of Indian artistes, Shalini Thackeray said in a press conference. “We would also issue letters to the producers on what grounds they are hiring the Pakistani actors, when there are ample number of actors here in the country and struggling to find an opportunity,” she said.
She said these two actors have been served the ultimatum to leave the country. In Karan Johar’s “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, which is slated to release next month, Fawad is in a supporting role Mahira plays the lead role opposite SRK in ‘Raees’. However, Mumbai police assured the actors that they need not worry as they will be given protection.
(With inputs from PTI)