Upcoming film Chennai Express is being threatened by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, as the political party’s film unit is upset over alleged reports that the film has demanded prime slots in single screen theatres across the state at the expense of some Marathi movies that are being screened in the respective week. On Wednesday, the MNS warned to disrupt the release of Chennai Express.

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Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena (film division) chief Amey Khopkar told a leading lady that if UTV and Red Chillies (the producers of CE) attempt to dislodge any of the ongoing or forthcoming Marathi movies, they shall not tolerate it and deal with it in MNS style.

Shah Rukh Khan And Deepika Padukone in Chennai Express Movie Poster
Chennai Express Movie Poster

In fact, he particularly was referring the newly released Marathi movie Duniyadari, running to full houses since July 19 in single screen cinemas in non-metro cities and small towns.

The party had written to owners of all single screens and other cinemas seeking a commitment they would not take out Duniyadari from their screens to accommodate Chennai Express. He also warned that if the Chennai Express producers attempt to do that, they’ll not let the movie be exhibited in cinemas of Maharashtra state.

Chennai Express stars Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles. Directed by Rohit Shetty, the film is slated to release on 9th August, 2013.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. good decision… WTF local movies should have priority in all states.. all these money makers tries to blackmail single screen owner & multiplexes & run their movies… the same happen with Balaji’s OUATIM so they rescheduled release…. Grow up SRK…

    • So SRK is Distributing The movie ??
      UTV is responsible for That! You Grow up. Commenting without any knowledge of the Subject!

    • dude u grow up first. theater people will keep that movie in which people wants to go, not on the basis of blackmail n threat. Ironically MNS is blackmailing n threatening here. Really sad to know narrow minded people like u n MNS GUYS still exist in the world’s biggest democracy

  2. Why MNS is so jeleous for movie
    when they will shut up them sleves ????
    stupid things yar ….
    Only for money…

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