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