After Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) issued a notice to all the Pakistani artists working  Bollywood to leave India by September 25, now the MNS has now again come out with fresh demand that Karan Johar should replace Pakistani actor Fawad Khan from his upcoming  film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM) and Mahira Khan should be replaced from Shah Rukh Khan's movie Raees. If they fail MNS won't allow these  movies to release in the country.

This development of the event happened in the wake of the tragic Uri attacks in Kashmir. 18 Indian innocent soldiers lost their lives. The MNS has also demanded a ban on Pakistani artists in India. This has sparked off the debate in the country if banning the actors is the solution to terrorism.

The entire Bollywood is now differing on the issue. Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya criticized the Indian producers and sarcastically said them of “breeding and feeding Pakistani artists”. 

While Shalini Thackeray, wife of MNS chief Raj Thackeray said in a press conference that Actors like Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan are hijacking the opportunities of Indian actors. That MNS would also issue letters to the producers on what grounds they are giving work to the Pakistani actors. India has a lot of actors and struggling to find an opportunity. 

While actor Saif Ali Khan, Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra feel that artists from all over the world come to India and banning somebody on the basis of their nationality won't bring a solution to the problem.

Saif Ali Khan said that the film industry is open for the world's talent, especially across borders. As artists, we will talk about peace and love. It is the government to decide who is allowed to work and who isn't.

Right now none of the Pak actors are there in India. Replacing the actors in Raees and ADHM  highly unlikely to happen.  The shooting of both the movies has been finished and their release dates have also been announced.

 

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