Mumbai Police, on Tuesday have promised to provide adequate protection to cinema theatres to screen soon-to-be released Karan Johar's 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'.
"Mumbai police will provide adequate protection to cinema theatres as and when required," Deputy Commissioner of Police Ashok Dudhe said.
Amid the veiled threat by MNS of vandalism at multiplexes if they screen Karan Johar's 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' for featuring a Pakistani actor, the film's producers earlier on Tuesday met Mumbai's top police officials seeking protection for the theatres to screen it.
A team from Johar's Dharma Productions along with filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt met Mumbai Police Commissioner Dattaray Padsalgikar and Joint Police Commissioner (law and order) Deven Bharti, and sought protection for the theatres to screen the soon-to-be-released film. Mukesh is the president of the Film and Television Producers Guild of India.
The fact that police protection is required for a movie screening not only made Twitterati question MNS's threat but also praised Mumbai police for their promise.
Appreciate Mumbai Police for providing security to theatres screening #ADHM. Banning anything should be the call of govt & not of hooligans.— Stuti Mishra (@StuteeMishra) October 18, 2016
Appreciations to Mumbai Police for taking this step to secure theatres screening ADHM. It's not easy to fight right wingers in their state.— Arshi Yasin (@arshi_yasin) October 18, 2016
Mumbai Police is doing there Job, Now it's our job to, Don't buy tickets it will automatically termed as a protest. Damage them finacially— tiÊoÐ¯ Singh(ç¾ å¸ç¹·è¾æ ¼) (@avoidrohit) October 18, 2016
Seeing "Mumbai Police" trend just brought smile on my face. :)— Ritwick Maindargi (@wordwarfare) October 18, 2016