Shahrukh Khan and Raj Thackeray at war over Chennai Express!

Shahrukh Khan and Raj Thackeray at war over Chennai Express

MNS threatens to stall the release of Chennai Express if the SRK movie eats up multiplex slots allotted to regional films

Raj Thackeray‘s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Wednesday threatened to disrupt the release of the Shahrukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer Chennai Express. The party’s film unit is upset over reports that the Rohit Shetty-directed movie has demanded prime slots in single cinemas across the state at the expense of some Marathi films that are being screened. The latest update is that Shetty has met Thackeray to discuss the issue.

“If the producers of Chennai Express attempt to dislodge any of the ongoing or forthcoming Marathi movies, we shall not tolerate it and deal with it in MNS style,” warned Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena (film wing) chief Amey Khopkar.

He specifically referred to the hit Marathi movie Duniyadari, running to full houses since July 19 in single screen cinemas in non-metro cities and small towns. Khopkar said his party had written to owners of all single cinema halls and other cinemas seeking a commitment they would not take out Duniyadari from their screens to accommodate Chennai Express. “If the Chennai Express producers attempt to do this, we shall not let the movie be exhibited in cinemas of the state. We shall also remove their publicity posters from Thursday,” Khopkar declared.

Based on the best-selling novel of the same title by the late Suhas Shirvalkar, Duniyadari has been a major commercial success with critical acclaim. With Swapnil Joshi and Urmila Kanitkar in the lead roles, it shows the journey of a modern affluent youngster’s life.

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  • anonym

    Raj Thackeray‘s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is paraniod and misanthropic. should provide order and better quality of life in Maharashtra. We in Germany in the meantime laugh at this partei, makes only restlessness in Mumbai and allows to live her own people in slums. poor Maharashtra

    • maddy

      sitting there and commenting doesn’t make u capable of deciding what mumbaikar and maharashtra shud do. just u being in germany doesnt give u a wisdom to share a view on this.

  • Alera

    Relax, the CEO of UTV is in talk with Raj Thakre. There is no war between Srk and Raj anymore. Stop making up stupid headlines.

  • anonym

    BL where is my comment?

  • venkat

    the best solution is only mumbai city should be separated from maharashtra state. all problems will be solved.

    venkat iyengar

    • maddy

      Say this in public and u will get(f***) what u deserve.

  • cindyd

    This is why India is so divided, the government says where movies can play……Let the movie play…enjoy the revenues…the other movie can certainly come back again…

  • suraj verma

    nice pic for sahrukh khan n raj thakcraye