Raj Thackeray

Profession: Indian Politician and Illustrator

Father of Raj Thackeray

Shrikant Thackeray

Mother of Raj Thackeray

Kunda Thackeray

Wife of Raj Thackeray

Sharmila Thackeray

Major Controversies of Raj Thackeray

In early 2008, Raj Thackeray led a violent movement in Maharashtra against the dominance of North Indians(especially against UP and Bihar).   His party along with Shiv Sena banned Australian cricketers participating in IPL 3 from playing in Mumbai as a protest against the attacks on Indian students in Australia.   In September 2008, MNS workers started blackening English signboards to enforce Marathi signboards to be used.   In 2008, Raj Thackeray threatened to ban all Bachchan films unless Jaya apologized (Jaya said that we are the people of UP so we will speak Hindi, not Marathi) in a public forum for hurting Maharashtrians. MNS workers started to attack theaters featuring films affiliated to her.It was only after Amitabh apologized for it.   On 2 October 2009, MNS workers disrupted the screening of the film Wake Up Sid on its release in a few Pune and Mumbai theaters after Thackeray objected to references in the movie to "Bombay" rather than "Mumbai". Mumbai was referred to as "Bombay" in many scenes.  

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