The political party, Shiv Sena has banned actors Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan from entering the state of Maharashtra. Both Fawad and Mahira have Bollywood films that are slated to release soon. Fawad will be seen in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Kapoor & Sons while Mahira will be seen in Raees. This isn’t the first time the party has banned a performer from entering Maharashtra. They had banned the legendary singer, Ghulam Ali from performing in their state.
The Chitrapat Sena general secretary, Akshay Bardapukar said,
We have taken a stand not to allow any Pakistani actor, cricketer or performer to step on Maharashtra soil. Shiv Sena won’t let the Pakistani actors in the films – Mahira Khan (Raees) and Fawad Khan (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Kapoor & Sons) – promote their films in Maharashtra. We are not really bothered by who is signing these Pakistanis in their film. Karan Johar, Farhan Akhtar, Shah Rukh Khan, etc are responsible citizens and they should not cast Pakistanis in their films.