The Indian Army finally speaks on the controversies pertaining to Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and the accountability India’s film fraternity should have towards the country’s army. This unrest was caused when Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray had demanded that every Bollywood producer who have worked with Pakistani artists till now to donate Rs 5 crore to the Indian Army’s relief fund.
The Indian Army is an “apolitical and secular” organization and any attempt to exploit film producers in the name of the Indian Army is just to gain political benefits. Former Indian Army commander Lieutenant General BS Jaswal was quoted as saying, “The army doesn’t go around begging for funds. If a film producer wants to donate, he can do it like any other Indian citizen. But it’s unacceptable in such a manner.”