MUMBAI: Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena today said it will oppose the release of Pakistani film “Bin Roye” in the state on the ground that the neighbouring country backs terrorism.
Pakistani beauty Mahira Khan who is all set to make her debut in Bollywood with Shah Rukh Khan’s “Raes” has already hit headlines with her latest Pakistani movie ‘Bin Roye’.
MNS wrote a letter to the B4U on July 10, whereas on July 13, the company has replied, not to exhibit it in the state.
Khopkar assured B4U that MNCKS had no objection if the movie is released elsewhere in the country, following which the distributor is going ahead with plans to release “Bin Roye” nationally and globally on Friday.
The film wing of the MNS had threatened to vandalize the theatres if B4U decided to screen the movie in the state.
He further pointed the fact that many Indian and Bollywood releases are hailed in Pakistan and this kind of decision may affect the cultural decisions for entertainment in both the countries.
He added that in lieu of addressing the situation emotionally, authorities should realise that ultimately, Indian films are the ones that help sustain Pakistani cinemas, and have aided the revival of the Pakistani film industry.
If Bajrangi Bhaijaan does end up being delayed or banned in Pakistan, then it’d be a win-win situation for Pakistani films.
When approached to give his opinion on the matter, Duraid Qureshi, CEO of Hum Network refused to comment.