Karan Johar has buckled under political pressure. The current crisis in Indo-Pak relations that grips the two nations has taken a toll on the film caught in the crossfire.
Says a source close to the development, “As it is, Fawad had an extended cameo in the film. He plays the man who loves and leaves Anushka Sharma. Now his role is no more than a fleeting appearance.”
According to sources Fawad will be “in and out of the film now, gone before the Paki-hatao lobby can warm up.”
Apparently, Fawad’s character’s nationality has also been altered. He is no more a Pakistani character but an Indian.
Source: Bollywood News original article at SCOOP: Karan Johar gives in, Fawad Khan’s role chopped down in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil