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Bollywood is being victimised by political ideologies: Congress

Updated: Oct 21, 2016 08:52 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): With the controversy surrounding Ae Dil Hai Mushkil refusing to die down even as producer Karan Johar appealed to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to ensure its safe release, the Congress has said Bollywood will find it difficult to flourish as long as it has to get clearances from the Home Ministry and the Prime Minister's Office instead of from the censor board.

Congress leader Tom Vadakan said the Indian film industry, which is known to be a symbol of unity, is being polarised by political ideologies.

"What has happened to this country and film industry after this party has come to power in 2014. The film that was cleared by the central boar essentially has the right to be exhibited in any way and this kind of politcising of the film is absolutely not acceptable. But now if a producer or the director has to get clearances from PMO, Home minister, I don't think the film industry is going to flourish," Vadakkan told ANI.

On Thursday, the president of the Film and Television Producers Guild of India, Mukesh Bhatt said that he had received assurances from the Home Minister on the issue of providing full security to exhibitors of the movie.

He said the government has assured them that the movie is released without any violence and problem.

The movie is scheduled to be released on October 28.

After situation between India and Pakistan worsened, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena ( MNS) has been demanding a ban on the film. (ANI)