Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said he will not hesitate to take action against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray if his party tries to violate the law and order situation in the state, in his first comments after the truce he struck between MNS and makers of the movie ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ kicked up a row.
In an exclusive interview to CNN-News 18, Fadnavis said no one is above the law. “If the censor board clears the film no one can stop it from releasing. We will not allow anyone to break law. If Raj Thackeray will try to break law, we will take action against him,” he said.
Fadnavis also maintained that he opposed the offer of Rs 5 crore contribution from the film makers to the Army Welfare Fund. “I told them that it should be voluntary,” he said.
Karan Johar’s film faced protests by MNS workers for casting Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. Fadnavis also said that if someone (Pakistani artists) comes to India legally, his government will protect them as per law.
“Mumbai’s image is liberal and it will remain liberal,” he added.