Had opposed MNS’s Rs 5 crore demand from ADHM makers in the meeting: Fadnavis

Karan Johar’s film faced protests by MNS workers for casting Pakistani actor Fawad Khan

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Under fire over “brokering” a deal between producers of “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” and MNS Chief Raj Thackeray, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has maintained that he had opposed the offer of Rs 5 crore contribution from makers to the Army welfare fund.

Karan Johar’s film faced protests by MNS workers for casting Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. Film’s smooth release, scheduled to open on October 28, was ensured at a meeting Film Producers’ Guild, producers and MNS Thackeray, mediated by Devendra Fadnavis last week. A key demand conceded in the meeting was Rs 5 crore contribution from makers for the army welfare.

“Thackeray had put three demands, out of which there was no objections to the other two. When the issue of Rs 5 crore came up, I intervened and made it clear to the Film Producers’ Guild that they need not have to agree to it. I also told them that the contribution has to be made voluntarily. However, it was producers’ decision to accept it,” Fadnavis said on Monday evening at his residence ‘Varsha’. Read More

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