Will take a stand after watching 'Padmavati': MNS

Last Updated 16 November 2017, 13:39 IST

Mumbai, PTI: The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Thursday said that it cannot take a stand on Padmavati without watching it.

Amey Khopkar, president of MNS Chitrapat Sena, the movie wing of the Raj Thackeray-led party, released a video to clarify the outfit's stand on the controversy.

"We are of the opinion of not opposing the movie without watching it. We are not going to do it that way. I am aware of some social organisations and political parties opposing the movie, but we would like to first see it. If we find some part objectionable, we can hold a meeting with the director," the MNS stated.

Meanwhile, BJP MLA from Mumbai Ram Kadam said the just-released trailer had "hurt" the sentiments of a section of the people.

At a press conference here, Kadam said, "Nobody has the right to play with history. The trailer has hurt the sentiments of some people and Sanjay Leela Bhansali (director) will have to respect their feelings".

The MLA from Ghatkopar (West) said he is the chairman of the Film Studios Setting and Allied Mazdoor Sangh, which he said will not work with Bhansali in his next venture as a mark of protest.

"If Bhansali cannot respect people's sentiments, then he will not be able to shoot for his next film here. My union is very strong and we will not cooperate with him," the BJP MLA warned.

(Published 16 November 2017, 13:34 IST)

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