Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Padman propaganda for government schemes: Raj Thackeray

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NEW DELHI: At a rally at Shivaji Park in central Mumbai, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has said that films such as “Toilet Ek Prem Katha” and “Padman” were a covert propaganda for government schemes.

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who starred in both the films, was trying to walk in the footsteps of yesteryear actor Manoj Kumar, popularly known as ‘Bharat Kumar’, he said.

“But Akshay Kumar is not even an Indian citizen. He holds a Canadian passport and his Wikipedia profile describes him as Indian-born Canadian actor,” Mr Thackeray said.

Taking a potshot at Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who recently featured in a video song about river conservation, the MNS chief said, “There are so many problems in the state, but apparently the CM is busy singing songs.”

In a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign tours, Thackeray said PM Modi was apparently visiting foreign countries to get “flour for Pakoda” as his tours haven’t fetched any investments.

Source: Press Trust of India