'Bin Roye' screenings in Maharashtra scuppered after MNS threat

MNS threatens that they will vandalise theatres where B4U screens the movie in Maharashtra state


Web Desk July 14, 2015
Bin Roye poster. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

Following threats by Indian nationalist party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), distributor B4U Films on Tuesday decided not to screen Pakistani movie Bin Roye in the state of Maharashtra.

The film wing of the MNS threatened to vandalise theatres where B4U screens the movie.

MNS leader Amay Khopar, on behalf of the MNS film wing, Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena wrote to B4U Films objecting to Bin Roye's release in Maharashtra.

The nationalist party contended that Pakistan had allegedly been sponsoring terror attacks in the country, particularly Maharashtra.

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"Moreover, Pakistan does not allow Indian artistes to work in Pakistan," said Khopkar in the letter.

The letter also claimed if B4U ignored their objections and went ahead to release the film in the state, they would protest in 'MNS style', indicating theatres screening the film would be vandalised.

In response, B4U Films succumbed to pressure, replying that Bin Roye would not be released in Maharashtra. The film is scheduled to be released on July 18, worldwide.

However, B4U Films tweeted later on Tuesday that they were excited for the films release.



The article originally appeared on India Today

COMMENTS (37)

Anonymous | 6 years ago | Reply @Alia: There are many examples of indian actors working in Pakistan.To be precise and prove an example is a great actor sir Naseeruddin Shah who have worked in two Pakistani movies yet ( Khuda k liye and Zinda bhaag).You may know before speaking these articles are not 100 percent true.Kindly next time find out before commenting.Also you are banning our movies and so dont know about the artists working in them so dont blame us for your own faults.You are not even of your own actors and it seems you are not supporting at all.Unles indian works in your country you have respect for that person and if the person goes somewhere else to work the respects goes away with him.While we support and respect our actors no matter what.Also accept other people as we are open minded and live in a global village.
gajender | 6 years ago | Reply So what there are so many Pakistanis watching that movie.
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