Shiv Sena: Won't allow Pakistani actors to step on Maharashtra soil

Mumbai: After Shiv Sena's protest at BCCI office, Kasuri book release function and Ghulam Ali concerts, films starring Pakistan artistes have become latest target of the political outfit.

"We have taken a stand that we won't allow any Pakistani actor, cricketer or performer to step on Maharashtra's soil," said Akshay Bardapurkar, general secretary of the Shiv Sena Chitrapat Sena, the film wing of the party.

"Shiv Sena won't let the Pakistani actors in the films -- Mahira Khan ("Raees") and Fawad Khan ("Ae Dil Hai Mushkil") -' promote the films in Maharashtra," Bardapurkar told PTI tonight.

In the last few weeks, Sena has hit national headlines with its protest against Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali's concerts in Pune and Mumbai (which were consequently cancelled), ink attack on former BJP ideologue Sudheendra Kulkarni and opposition to release of former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Kasuri's book, as well as protest at BCCI office over the planned visit by Pakistan Cricket Board chief.

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