Former army man's tweets slamming Raj Thackeray go viral, tweeple respond

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Oct 23, 2016, 2:31 pm IST
Updated Oct 23, 2016, 2:31 pm IST
Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur described Thackeray's demands as 'extortion' and rejected 'tainted money'.
Twitter users also called out the party on such hooliganism (Photo: PTI/Twitter)
 Twitter users also called out the party on such hooliganism (Photo: PTI/Twitter)

The tensions between India and Pakistan have been a major concern in the region the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Uri and the surgical strikes by Indian army that followed. But Bollywood personalities and artistes on both sides have been soft targets in this controversy, as certain groups are trying to intimidate filmmakers whose movies have Pakistani actors.

While Karan Johar posted a video saying he won’t cast Pakistani actors in response to pressure from MNS, the party chief Raj Thackeray was adamant and called on the producer to pay Rs 5 crore as compensation for families of army men.

 

But even as the home ministry has promised a swift release of the film, a voice from among army men has something to say. Former Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur lashed out at Thackeray in a series of tweets describing his demand as “extortion” and stating that army doesn’t need “tainted money”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following his statements on Twitter, other users also followed suit and slammed the political party’s stance without mincing words.

 

 

 

 

 

MNS has been leading a campaign of intimidation against ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and ‘Raees’ for inclusion of Pakistani actors among their cast. It also went after actor Salman Khan for his comments in support of Pakistani artistes.

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