Union Minister Ramdas Athawale responded to Congress’ Nata Patole. Athawale said that his party will give protection to Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar. Congress’ Nana Patole had threatened to stop Big B and Akshay's film shoot. Athawale said, "Amitabh and Akshay had spoken on rising fuel prices during the Manmohan Singh government but that doesn't mean that they should also tweet now. Threatening them is not good on Nana Patole’s part. RPI stands with Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan. We will give protection to them." Patole had said that screening of Akshay and Amitabh's films will not be allowed in the state.