Raj Thackeray-lead Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has finally made peace with Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan after he offered help to promote the Marathi film Harishchandrachi Factory in its run for the Oscars.
Amitabh has announced that he would support and promote Harishchandrachi Factory by Paresh Mokashi at the Oscars. The film, which is based on how Dadasaheb Phalke made the nation's first motion picture Raja Harishchandra, has been selected as India's entry for the Oscars.
The MNS has welcomed Amitabh's latest move. MNS general secretary Shirish Parkar said that it's good that Bachchan has come forward to support the film for Oscar awards. He added that they welcome his move.
However, this is not the first time Amitabh has helped Marathi Film Industry. He donated Rs.1 lakh to the makers of Marathi film Shwaas, which competed at the Oscars in the best foreign language category. He also produced Marathi film Vihir under his AB Corporation banner.
It maybe recalled that MNS targeted Amitabh last year, alleging that he was more loyal to UP than Maharashtra though he got all the popularity in the state. The superstar ended up apologising to the outfit. His wife Jaya was also attacked for making a statement at an event that she would speak in Hindi as she is from UP.
It's good that MNS has made peace with Amitabh. All is well that ends well!