Director Mukesh Bhatt urges police to ensure safety to multiplexes showing 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'

| Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 14:56
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Mumbai: Filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt, president of the Film and Television Producers Guild of India, on Tuesday met a Mumbai police representative to ensure that the city's theatres which will screen Pakistani actor Fawad Khan starrer "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil", remain safe and secure amid vandalism threats from the MNS.
Bhatt has also appealed to the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) to maintain peace.
"I disagree with MNS at times and they disagree (with me) at times. But at the end of the day, we are like brothers. I can only appeal to my brothers to go on in peace," Bhatt said here.
His statement has come amid threats that the MNS has issued against the release of "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil". The brouhaha is over the fact that it features Fawad, as MNS does not want any film with a Pakistani artiste to release in India.
Even the Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association of India had last week announced that single screen theatres in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa will not screen the Karan Johar directorial. However, the film's makers are adamant about releasing it as scheduled on October 28 -- two days before the Diwali festival.
The Mumbai police have promised protection even as Bhatt and Vijay Singh, CEO of the film's distributor Fox Star Studios met Ashok Dudhe, the DCP of Mumbai Police.
Dudhe said: "We, Mumbai Police, will provide adequate protection to cinema theatres as and when required."
The film also stars Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma in key roles.
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Mukesh Bhatt as also that of Fox studios submissions are right to the police authorities. As IMPPA president Mr Mukesh Bhatt rightly requested the police; MNS as party is not working as a well wisher of the very people of Maharashtra , after all No political party is granted any authority under the indian constitution as a fundamental right to attack and harm or cause grievous hurt to aliens besides indian citizens or no citizen so too no political party is given the right to vandalize any one's property; if any issues are there the political party or a citizen has to go by procedure laid down by law, that is the rule of law; if any crosses the laid down rule of law, can be arrested and taken to police custody till good conduct affidavit is filed in an appropriate court of law. then the court may allow that person some kind of 'bail like ' position to him or them So no need to be just be afraid at vadandals either political or individual persons. So better Bombay Mumbai police can round MNS president himself and take him to custody forthwith; and in fact MNS can be charged/booked under' treason', if he or they fail (s) to give an affidavit of good conduct. No voter when electing a representative by an election, he elected under the terms of the constitution only sirs. So no need to over fear or be afraid of any vandals any where, In fact IMPPA could have filed an FIR against MNS for threats it issued to the association, exhibitors of films before the Police or file a private complaints in the relevant criminal magistrates' courts in the area. I do not understand what kind of lawyers these people had engaged; No where in the constitution it is stated, citizens need to be afraid of vandals of all kinds, if permitted every house could be looted by any vandal; if allowed where the home ministry of the state of maharashtra so too the home ministry of the central govt. if they are not functional stop paying taxes of all kinds. then things get sorted out smartly and immediately.

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