MNS workers protested outside theatres in Maharashtra, demanding that 'Bombay' be renamed 'Mumbai' in the film. No violence has been reported.
Karan Johar [ Images ] met up with MNS chief Raj Thackeray [ Images ] in the afternoon, and has apologised for the mistake. He has agreed to bring back the film reels and re-dub Bombay to Mumbai [ Images ].
Thackeray asked for an apology on each of the 700 frames in the film. This will apparently require two or three days time. Thackeray also said that such a mistake must never be repeated again.
This is not the first time that MNS has raised an alarm over a film. The party had threatened to remove Amitabh [ Images ] Bachchan-starrer The Last Lear [ Images ] from theatres when Jaya Bachchan had made some uncalled for remarks against Maharashtrians during a press conference. MNS workers attacked theatres in Mumbai screening the film. It was only after Amitabh apologised that the film was allowed to be released.