Hyderabad: BJP MLA T Raja Singh has shot off a letter to a Hyderabad cinema halls in his constituency not to screen the film featuring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan as the ‘side hero’.
The Hindutva-fanatic leader, who is no stranger to controversy in a letter called the movie “anti-India” and resist the screening since it features Fawad Khan.
According to TOI reports, in a letter, the Goshamahal MLA asked the managers of Ramakrishna, Santosh, Swapna, Tarakarama and Inox cinema halls not to screen the movie which is expected to release on October 28.
“As Pakistani terrorists and their Army have killed some brave soldiers of Indian Army, we don’t want any anti-Indian acted movie to be shown in our theatres. Telangana state people are very angry and not willing to see any Pakistani actor acted movie. People have requested me to see that the movie shall not be played in our constituency theatres (sic),” the MLA wrote to the manager of Santosh and Swapna theatres at Abids.
“Except for the management of Inox, all others agreed not to screen the movie. If anyone screens the movie against public will, they will have to face the consequences,” he added.
Known for inflammatory statements and speeches, particularly against the Muslim community, Raja Singh also faces multiple charges of hate speech against him.
Here is his full letter.
The Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena said on Monday that it would intensify its opposition to Johar’s film as it features Fawad. They issued a veiled threat of vandalism to the multiplexes if they screened it.
The opposition by MNS and some other political parties to films with actors from Pakistan after the Uri terror attack has put a question mark on the fate of Johar’s directorial venture.
With agencies inputs