Giving a brand new twist to the disagreement between the Maharashtra authorities and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath over the proposed movie metropolis at Noida, a UP minister on Wednesday accused the Shiv Sena (SS) and the Nationalist Congress Celebration (NCP) of utilizing the ‘underworld’ to ‘pressurise’ the Bollywood personalities to not shift base.
”Many movie producers, administrators, and actors wish to go away Mumbai and shift base to UP however they’re being threatened by the underworld on the behest of Shiv Sena and NCP,” UP minister for minority welfare Mohsin Raza mentioned right here.
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Raza mentioned that the Maharashtra authorities had been ‘rattled’ by the sort of heat reception for Adityanath by the movie personalities in Mumbai.
”UP is house to many nationwide cultural treasures….it’s the proper place for movie making….we don’t wish to snatch something from anybody…there isn’t any cause for the Maharashtra authorities to be anxious,” the minister mentioned.
Raza’s remarks got here within the wake of statements by Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and SS spokesman Sanjay Raut on Adityanath’s go to to Mumbai to woo the Bollywood personalities to return to Noida.
”It’s not simple to shift Bollywood to Noida,” Raut had mentioned. Uddhav too had mentioned that Maharashtra had the ”magnetic energy” and that no trade would transfer out of the state.
Movie actor and BJP MP from Gorakhpur Ravi Kishen, nonetheless, mentioned that the controversy was uncalled for. ”All of us ought to work collectively reasonably than preventing one another,” he mentioned.