MNS threatens to disrupt shooting of 'Sur-Kshetra'

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has warned TV channels Colors and Sahara to stop airing the programme "Sur-Kshetra" that features Pakistani vocalists or face "consequences".

Thursday, August 30, 2012 | 8:41:01 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 4 Comments  |  1942 Views

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The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has warned TV channels Colors and Sahara to stop airing the programme "Sur-Kshetra" that features Pakistani vocalists or face "consequences".

"We are against (TV) channels who invite Pakistani singers. It is their tactic to create controversies and hence gather more TRPs," said Amey Khopkar, president of Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena, a group affiliated to the MNS.

"We have written to Colors and Sahara not to air the show. Otherwise we will disrupt their shoot schedules," he added.

Khopkar said he has also written to Asha Bhonsle, who is among those who will participate in the programme alongside Abida Parveen and Runa Laila.

"I have requested her not to be a part of the show as a diva like her is looked upon by many, and hence she should not be sharing stage with Pakistani vocalists," Khopkar said.

"When Pakistan is inflicting injuries on us, why should we entertain Pakistani artistes?" Khopkar asked.

Reacting to the MNS stand, Bhonsle said she was a proud Maharashtrian who believed in the idea of "atithi devo bhava" (a guest is like a god).

"I don't like politics because I don't understand it... But I love Raj Thackeray. In spite of whatever he thinks about me, I still love him. I am a singer and I understand the language of music," Bhonsle said.

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  • Posted on: 05 September 2012 at 6:05pmKajol17

    I think the show is wonderful idea but, it's gonna end badly if its gonna be a competition. I have a bad feeling about this. I have very sweet, and nice Muslim friends, why can't India and Pakistan get along?
    Amey Khopkar is dumb, does he not realize that their are very talented actors/hero in the bollywood industry that are Muslims? And their getting a Padma Shri award from India!

  • Posted on: 03 September 2012 at 4:14amvishik5

    MNS should change it's mind set...

  • Posted on: 02 September 2012 at 2:27pmraspberrytorte

    What the hell? Pakistan is causing no injuries to you! You can't stop Asha from doing her choice! And ur the ones who get Rahat, Ali, Asif to sing songs, theyre fine in pak bt they get offers from u

  • Posted on: 31 August 2012 at 2:20amVinder90

    annoying politics now creeps in places its not needed at all. . . this MNS or whatever it thinks it is. . is totally biased and incorrect in my pov. . bringing politics into uneeded places . . is like placing someone's nose inside a beehive forcefully

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