The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) film wing yesterday threatened film makers Karan Johar and Mahesh Bhatt of ‘a befitting response’, if they work with or release films featuring Pakistani artistes.
“We had appealed to the film industry not to work with Pakistani artists in the after the Uri attacks. However, Bhatt and Johar have not given a positive response to our appeal,” head of MNS Chitrapat Sena, Amey Khopkar said.
“If they work with any Pakistani artiste, they should be prepared for a befitting response from us,” Khopkar said.
The film workers association of the Raj Thackeray-led party set a 48-hour deadline for all Pakistani artistes leave the country last month.
He had even threatened to beat up Pakistani artistes and those who cast them in their productions failing to respond to their demands.
This is not the first time Pakistan-based artists have been threatened by Mumbai’s political parties.
Shiv Sena had told ghazal singer Ghulam Ali to cancel his performance in Mumbai.
It had also opposed hosting a cricket match between India and Pakistan during the T20 World Cup. The Shiv Sena had also said it would obstruct promotions of Pakistani actors Fawad Khan’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and Mahira Khan’s Raees.
Just yesterday Raees producers said they had dropped Mahira Khan from the film. – CINEWS