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MNS halts The Last Lear premire

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Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan is bearing the brunt for no fault of his. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists attacked the PVR theatre which was supposed to screen his latest film The Last Lear last night, forcing its makers to cancel the première.

Angry over Jaya Bachchan's comment at the audio launch of Abhishek Bachchan's film Drona that she would speak in Hindi, as she belonged Uttar Pradesh, MNS activists stormed into the PVR theatre in the Western suburb of Juhu, tore down the posters and broke the glass panes.

MNS chief Raj Thackeray had earlier demanded Jaya to apologise for hurting the sentiments of the Maharashtrians. Following this, Jaya had offered an apology to a newspaper but the MNS activists are still not happy. They want a public apology.

Now, Rituparno Ghosh's film The Last Lear may not see the light of the day in Mumbai if Jaya doesn't comply to the demand of the MNS. This film featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Rampal and Preity Zinta is scheduled for release tomorrow.

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