Latest released Movie of Salman Khan mega-budget film Tiger Zinda Hai has run into a political controversy.
While the Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Sena (MNCS) has warned cinema owners against booking all shows for Tiger Zinda Hai and denying slots to two Marathi films, other parties like the Congress and the Shiv Sena also joined the controversy with their own party lines.
MNCS President Amey Khopkar told the media that the screening of the movie should not be at the cost of the Marathi films, Deva and Gachhi, which must be allotted suitable prime time slots.
“We are not against the release of any film, including Tiger Zinda Hai, our objection is why should all the slots be reserved for just one film and all others have no slots to exhibit their films,” Khopkar said.
On Friday, members of the community protested against Tiger Zinda Hai, tore down its posters and burnt Khan’s effigy. “Salman Khan’s insulting remark against Valmikis has hurt our sentiments,” said community leader Sandesh Raj. “If action is not taken against him, we will not allow the movie to be screened in Aligarh,” he said while also issuing a warning to the film’s producer Aditya Chopra.