Raj Thackeray calls meeting of Marathi producers on Monday

Continuing his fight against multiplex owners for not showing Marathi movies at prime time, MNS chief Raj Thackeray said he has called a meeting of producers to discuss their issues.

Updated: Aug 15, 2010, 23:59 PM IST

Mumbai: Continuing his fight against
multiplex owners for not showing Marathi movies at prime time,
MNS chief Raj Thackeray said he has called a meeting of
producers to discuss their issues.

"A meeting of Marathi producers would be held tomorrow to
discuss their issues," Raj Thackeray told reporters here
tonight.

Once again warning the multiplex owners, the MNS chief
said they have to show Marathi movies at prime time. "Their
arrogance would not be tolerated," he said.

"Even Marathi (cinema) has some good movies. Mahesh
Manjerekar`s `Mee Shivaji Raje Bhosle Boltoy` did a business
of Rs eight crore. Similarly, we should also remember that all
Hindi movies do not do good at the Box Office," he said.

He said the issue was not politics or election driven to
him.

Besides multiplex owners, Raj Thackeray also had a word
of advise for the Marathi manoos regarding watching movies in
the regional language.

"Even Marathi people should go to the theatres to watch
movies and plays," he added.

MNS activists yesterday had staged protests outside
multiplexes in Mumbai, Thane and Aurangabad for not screening
Marathi films. Property at Nakshatra multiplex near Dadar
railway station was damaged while posters at Starcity in Mahim
were torn.

They also protested outside Anjali Big Cinemas in
Aurangabad and Infinity mall in Thane.

PTI