Mumbai does have a distinct culture different from the rest of the state
You don’t speak lightly about Mumbai, particularly in the city, all the more since the city ceased being Bombay and started being called Mumbai. The film industry kowtows before politicians, seeking their blessings before the release of new films. The prestigious Bombay University withdrew Booker Prize nominee Rohinton Mistry’s novel, Such a Long Journey, from its syllabus because the late Bal Thackeray’s grandson thought it ridiculed his political party. The Shiv Sena ensured that Pakistani cricketers or artists could no longer play or perform in the city, and timid Bollywood stars even avoided going to the funeral of A.K. Hangal, the veteran actor against whom the Shiv Sena campaigned because he advocated friendly relations with Pakistan. Amitabh Bachchan had to apologize after his wife, Jaya, sympathized with Hindi speakers, and Karan Johar had to say sorry because in his film, Wake Up Sid, the city is referred to as Bombay.