Mumbai (Maharashtra): After Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath talked about building a film city in the northern state during his visit to Mumbai, Shiv Sena on Thursday slammed the 'saint' for wanting to take away film industry from 'tinseltown'.
Through its mouthpiece Saamna, Shiv Sena said "Moving industry and film city out of Mumbai is not as easy as taking a chocolate from a child's hand."
In Saamna's satirical style, Shiv Sena called Adityanath, a 'saint from the heart', who stayed at 'sea-facing Oberoi Trident Monastery' during his visit to the 'tinseltown'.
"The main purpose of the saint's visit to Mumbai was to build the most beautiful tinseltown in Uttar Pradesh, just like the one in Mumbai. His government has also provided 1,000 acres beside the Yamuna Express for its construction. The saint has now come to Mumbai for further action. At Trident's monastery, he consulted prominent people associated with the film industry in Mumbai," said Shiv Sena.
Shiv Sena said people come to Mumbai from various places to find prospects as there is a lack of employment in those places.
"There is unemployment there (UP)... Artists, musicians, writers, from cities like Lucknow, Kanpur, Meerut, had been coming to Mumbai for years to build a career. Will Yogi take all these people with him?" it asked. Saamna said if Uttar Pradesh develops a film city and employment is generated there, then Mumbai's stress will reduce significantly.