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Want to cast Pakistani actors? Pay Rs 5 crore as 'penance': Raj Thackeray tells filmmakers

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 October 2016, 12:45 IST
Want to cast Pakistani actors? Pay Rs 5 crore as 'penance': Raj Thackeray tells filmmakers
MNS chief Raj Thackeray said that producers who cast Pakistani artists will have to give Rs 5 crore

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray said on 22 October that producers who cast Pakistani artists will have to give Rs 5 crore to the Army relief fund as "penance".

Addressing a press conference after meeting the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Bollywood producers, Thackrey said that the producers have to give it in writing that they will not cast any Pakistani actors in their films.

"Every producer who has cast Pakistani artists will give Rs 5 crore to the Army relief fund. Producers will have to give in writing that they will not take Pakistani actors in their films," he said at a press conference after the meeting.

Also Read: Won't work with Pakistani actors, Producers say after meeting CM Fadnavis, MNS' Thackeray over ADHM row

Meanwhile, the party has suggested that the release of the film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil will not be blocked now as the producers have promised that they will not use Pakistani actors in the future following a meeting today.

Along with Raj Thackrey, the director and producer of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Karan Johar and producers' guild president Mukesh Bhatt also met CM Fadnavis.

After the meet, Bhatt said: "We had a constructive meeting. Shared emotions of industry. For us India comes first. I have assured Chief Minister that we'll not work with Pakistani actors."

Also Read: MNS gives green signal but cinema owners still refuse to screen Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

First published: 22 October 2016, 12:13 IST
 
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