Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Last Lear premieres off due to threat

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists this Wednesday attacked a cinema hall where movie "The Last Lear" was to premiere, which forced authorities to off the eve function.

"Yes, the Mumbai premiere has been cancelled but now we plan to have a grand affair in Delhi," the production house of the film.
MNS chief Raj Thackeray called for a ban on the screening of the movies starring any of the Bachchan family showing it a protest against actress and MP Jaya Bachchan's alleged "anti-Marathi" remarks.

MNS activists attacked the PVR property in Juhu in the afternoon and also tore posters of "The Last Lear". But Jaya has apologized for her remark but the MNS has refused to accept her apology.

"Film producers invest millions in making a film and spend volumes of money on publicity. Due to some unfortunate incident, a film shouldn't be dragged into any controversy," Chaudhuri was quoted as saying. "The release can't be delayed! My Mumbai collections will suffer greatly. Since it is a multiplex release, Mumbai and Delhi are my main markets. In fact, my profits will be affected as 40 percent of the collections come from Mumbai alone," he had said.

Written By Huma Warsi

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