As shared earlier Bin Roye is not releasing in the Indian state of Maharashtra which includes its capital Mumbai. Film distributor Nadeem H. Mandviwala shared this story saying it is banned as it was a ‘Pakistani’ film. Today India Today has confirmed the news that the film will not be released in the state of Maharashtra, however the reason is different. It is due to threats from some organization which compelled the distributors B4U to stop its screening.
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Pakistani film Bin Roye will not be screened in Maharashtra. This decision was taken by B4U Films following threats by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS). The film wing of the MNS had threatened to vandalize the theatres if B4U decided to screen the movie in the state. It was MNS leader Amay Khopar who on behalf of the MNS film wing – Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena had written to B4U Films objecting to the Bin Roye being released and screened in Maharashtra. MNS objected to the proposed release on the grounds that Pakistan has been sponsoring terror attacks on the country particularly in Maharashtra. MNS also pointed out that the Jawans were being killed on the border. “Moreover, Pakistan does not allow Indian artiste to work in Pakistan,” said Khopkar in the letter.
The letter had claimed that if B4U ignored their objections and went ahead to release the film in the state, then they would protest in MNS style, indicating that theatres screening the film would be vandalized. B4U Films has replied to MNS that the film Bin Roye would not be released in Maharashtra. The film is scheduled to be released on July 18, world wide.
Bereft of any hardcore agenda, MNS and its chief Raj Thackeray have been trying to be relevant by raking up controversies. In March this year, due to MNS protest closing show of the Lakme Fashion Week at Bhau Daji Lad museum at Byculla was shifted to Palladium Hotel.
Rashid Nazir Ali