Bollywood stands up against MNS extortion
After Bollywood was on its knees because of an apology by Karan Johar for referring to Mumbai as Bombay in Ranbir Kapoor’s film “Wake Up Sid”, the film makers of “My Name Is Khan” did not bend to the threats of Raj Thackerey’s MNS party.
On Sunday, producer Ritesh Sidhwani’s unit filed an FIR against some members of the MNS for allegedly extorting money from them during the shooting of the film “Crooked”.
About 11 MNS workers landed up on the sets of the Abhishek Bachchan-starrer at Mehboob Studios and demanded Rs 25 lakh. They alleged that the producer had hired outsiders for the film’s shoot and said he would be fined. Bollywood’s top producers also complained to the
Maharashtra state government about the threats and extortions being resorted to by the MNS party members.