The Government of Maharashtra has banned the screening of the film
Deshdrohi in the state for two months, fearing that its
theme would bring about breakdown of law and order in the state.
The Mumbai police had earlier expressed its concern to the state
government on the film's release, as the situation in the state is
very volatile following the recent attack on the North Indians by
Maharashtra Navnirman Sen (MNS) activists.
Deshdrohi produced by Bhojpuri actor Kamaal Khan deals
with the injustice and discrimination meted out to the North
Indians in Mumbai. However, it has turned very controversial
following the campaign started by MNS leader Raj Thackeray against
the North Indians staying in Mumbai city.
Kamaal, who also plays the lead role in the film, said that the
recent violence in Maharashtra was a just coincidence. It is said
that the filmmaker is not happy with the move of the government and
would approach the court.
This controversial film directed by Jagdish Sharma also features
actors like Gracy Singh, Kim Sharma, Aman Verma, Ranjit, Kader
Khan, Raza Murad, Avtaar Gill and Manoj Tiwari. It is set to hit
the theatres tomorrow, that is November 14.