MNS President Raj Thackeray slams Censor Board Chief Pahlaj Nihalani

Mumbai:  Upcoming Hindi film Chapekar Brothers has been in the news for the diktat from the Censor Board over a film scene. Post that incident, MNS President Raj Thackeray has pledged his full support to the movie by felicitating the family members belonging to the martyr Chapekar Brothers. The MNS Chief paid his tributes to the immortal freedom fighters by presenting a memento to today’s generation of Chapekar family.

Shrimati Pratibha Prafulla Chapekar , Prashant Prafulla Chapekar,  Avinash Nilkanth Chapekar and Shashank Nilkanth Chapekar were present at the felicitation ceremony.

Producer Ghanshyam Patel who has produced the forth-coming Hindi film Chapekar Brothers offered a sword to Raj saheb as mark of respect.

This felicitation comes at an appropriate time when filmmakers have captured the glorious lives of Chapekar Brothers on the silver in the upcoming Hindi film ‘Chapekar Brothers’.

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On this occasion, Raj Thackeray said, “Pahlaj Nihalani should be ashamed of the kind of films that he’s made in the past. He should be reminded of there own movies.

Producer Ghanshyam Patel said, “Chapekar Brothers is not a big

movie and we have faced our own challenges to produce it. We are sincerely thankful to Mr. Raj Thackeray who’s come out to support the film. We request the Censor Board to give us a clean certificate and stop pressurizing us to re-edit the film.”

The Censor Board had raised issues during the screening of the film over a scene in which one of the Chapekar Brothers had killed a Christian Missionary forcing Hindus to convert into Christianity during the British Raj.

At the same event, MNS Chief Raj Thackeray unveiled the latest poster of the film which received a lot of appreciation.

Actors Abhijit Bhagat, Sanjeet Dhuri, and  Manoj Bhatt who play the three legendary brothers on the big screen were present along with actresses Megha Joshi, Kanchan Awasthi and Kumkum Das. Writer Dhiraj Mishra & producer Ghanshyam Patel were also present. Vageesh Saraswat, National Spokesperson, MNS was present at the event too.

About Chapekar Brothers:

Giriva Productions’ Hindi movie Chapekar Brothers is scheduled to release on 16th September 2016. The film features Abhijit Bhagat, Sanjeet Dhuri and Manoj Bhatt as the Chapekar brothers, Indian revolutionaries involved in the 1896 assassination of the British Plague Commissioner of Pune, W C Rand. Veteran actor Govind Namdev is playing freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak in the film. The film is directed by Devendar Kumar Pandey and produced by Ghanshyam Patel. The screenplay and dialogue is written by Dhiraj Mishra. This movie will bring alive the life and times of the revolutionaries and also their contribution to the great freedom struggle. Chapekar Brothers is all set to release on 2nd September 2016.

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