Pakistani film Bin Roye starring Mahira Khan, who would be seen opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Raes, has been banned in Maharashtra. The ban came into effect after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) allegedly threatened the distributors of the film in India, B4U to stop its release.
Film cleared by Indian censor board
The film got clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification recently. The film was set to release on 100 screens across India.
'MNS threatened us: B4U'
An official from B4U, speaking to Mid-Day said: "Our company got a call from MNS yesterday saying we cannot release the film in Maharashtra. They threatened us that some action will be taken against us if we do so. In fact, we were asked to not even hold a press show for critics. So, the company decided to cancel the show for critics that was to be held on Wednesday, and also took the decision that they shall not release the film in Maharashtra."
Can not allow a Pakistani film in India: MNS
Ameya Khopkar, President, MNS Cine Workers Association said "We had informed B4U that they cannot release a Pakistani movie because in Pakistan, our movies are banned and our actors mistreated. Pakistan is also a big hub for piracy. Hence, we shouldn't extend a red carpet welcome to Pakistani movies. We warned them that if they release the movie, whatever follows will be B4U's responsibility."
Incidentally, Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan got a clearance from Pakistani Censor Board a couple of days back and is all set to release in Pakistan on 17 July, 2015.