Mumbai : In an unusual move, the former Maharashtra Assembly Speaker and newly-appointed state Congress chief Nana Patole on Thursday threatened to stop the shooting of films of popular Bollywood actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar in the state. Their offences are that they have upheld the new farmers’ laws and appealed to all for peace and harmony.
Interacting with media persons here on Thursday, Patole said these actors used to tweet against the previous UPA regime when fuel prices used to be hiked but are now silent when the price of petrol has touched Rs 100 in the country.
According to the newly appointed state Congress chief, when Manmohan Singh ji’s government was there at the Centre, whether it was Amitabh Bachchan or Akshay Kumar, they used to tweet about high petrol prices. “Now today, when international crude prices are low but the Narendra Modi-led BJP government is increasing the prices of petrol, diesel and LPG, why are they not speaking out today ?” he asked and pointed out that the UPA government functioned democratically, hence they could criticise it.
The vocal Congress leader also threatened that if they do not speak out in favour of the people and justice, then the Maharashtra Congress will not allow their films to be shot in the state.
On the other hand, the BJP said that they would support the actors if such “hooliganism” is resorted by the Congress in the state.