After ADHM victory, MNS now declares blanket ban on Pakistan artistes

| Updated: Oct 22, 2016 19:37 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Oct. 22 (ANI): Continuing to maintain their firm stand, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Saturday said that even if a truce does take place between India and Pakistan, no artistes from the neighbouring nation would be allowed to work in Indian film industry ever. The comments came hours after producers of the film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM) decided to pledge Rs.5 crore for the Army Welfare's Fund in the meeting held between Raj Thackeray, Devendra Fadnavis, Karan Johar and other film fraternity. Outlining the conditions for the release of film , MNS leader Shalini Thackeray said, "These films must have a disclaimer saying that they are paying tribute to soldiers who have lost their lives in all these terrorists attacks, secondly, every producer of this film, individually, has to pay Rs. 5 crore to the army fund through a cheque for which they have to give it to defence minister and third, the most important issue for which this issue was raised, was that Pakistani artists will, henceforth, never be allowed to work in this industry even if the relations between the countries become normal." After the meeting, the Film and Television Producers Guild of India president Mukesh Bhatt, said that the body will pass a resolution stating that they will not work with Pakistani actors in future. "I assured the Chief Minister that the Producer's Guild has decided that we will not work with Pakistani artists in the future, it is a resolution and we will pass this resolution," said Mukesh Bhatt after the meeting. Bhatt also said that keeping the sentiments of the nation first, director Karan Johar has also said that he will run a slate before the movie starts to honours the martyrs. Karan Johar and Dharma productions upcoming movie 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' has been surrounded with controversies which has received threat from the MNS over featuring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. On October 20, the Film and Television Producers Guild of India member met Rajnath Singh, concerning the release of the movie after which filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt said that the government has assured them to provide security to the exhibitor featuring the movie and will try to maintain law and order. The movie is scheduled to be released on October 28. After situation between India and Pakistan worsened, many political parties and that Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) have been demanding a ban on KJo's film that also stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma. (ANI)