Indian political party orders Pakistani actors to leave country in 48 hours

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena general secretary Shalini Thackeray said Pakistani stars like Fawad Khan (pictured) are 'hijacking the opportunities of Indian artistes'. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Sep 23, 2016, 11.36 AM (IST)
The Mahrashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), a political party based in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, has issued an ultimatum to Pakistani artistes ordering them to leave the country.

Shalini Thackeray, general secretary of the MNS, told PTI that the party had issued a 48-hour ultimatum to all the Pakistani actors.

"We have started dashing off letters to Pakistani actors, whose country is allegedly sponsoring terrorism, to stop their acting business here.
We have started dashing off letters to Pakistani actors, whose country is allegedly sponsoring terrorism, to stop their acting business here
"We would also issue letters to the producers probing the grounds on which they had hired Pakistani actors when ample actors were available here in the country and struggling to find an opportunity," she said.

Actors like Mahira Khan and 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' star Fawad Khan are hijacking the opportunities of Indian artistes, Thackeray said at a press conference.

Mumbai police however assured the actors that they would be given police protection and need not worry.

Ask what MNS would do should the artistes not leave, Thackeray said, "Our workers would push them out... Would not let them do their acting business."

(WION with inputs from PTI)