Directors who are planning to make a movie with Pakistani actors, better watch out. The Maharashtra Navanirman Sena will be at your doorsteps to beat you up.
The MNS has been calling for a complete ban on all Pakistani artists in India. Taking it a notch higher they have said that they will beat up anyone who dares to work with Pakistani artists.
The MNS, earlier, had dared Karan Johar to release a film with a Pakistani actor, saying they "will teach him a lesson MNS style". The party has said that they will not let Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which features Fawad Khan in a cameo role, be screened in theatres. The have also warned against the release of Raees which is the Bollywood debut for Pakistani artist Mahira Khan. Director Mahesh Bhatt too has received warning from MNS against working with Pakistani artists.
Bollywood has been taking sides in the case for demand for ban on Pakistani artists after the devastating attack on soldiers in Uri, which claimed the lives of 19 soldiers.
While Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Hansal Mehta and Anurag Kashyap have criticised the ban on Pakistani artists, many in the industry such as Ajay Devgn, Randeep Hooda, Sonali Bendre and Nana Patekar have supported the ban.
Last month, MNS had given a 48-hour ultimatum to Pakistani artists to quit India or face consequences.