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