So, Mr Raj Thackeray has given his “consent” for the release of Ae Dil hai Mushkil. All he has “requested” for is that each producer of the filmmakers’ guild contribute a few crores to the armed forces fund – and reportedly share “some” of the profit.
It seems to have come as a breath of respite for the entire film industry. They are happy that finally, Mr Thackeray will “allow” their movies to be screened in public places like cinema halls, without any danger to human life.
But by doing so, he has created history. He becomes the highest paid actor in a negative role for a Bollywood movie. Previously the record was held by John Abraham in Dhoom. Normally a supporting actor doesn’t charge that amount, but Raj is known to be an excellent actor.
He has the following of goons in Maharashtra, and all his negative acting comes very naturally to him. Be it the stand against North Indians, or fighting the central government in banning Pakistani actors, Raj has been vocal about his demands just like a negative character in a movie. This type of acting skills do deserve the money Karan Johar is paying him.
We are eagerly waiting for Raj Thakeray’s next movie.