Following the uproar on the ban on Pakistani artists, amidst several films that faced setback due to the sudden change in the political atmosphere between India and Pakistan, the first to have affected the most was Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. The Karan Johar directorial featured Fawad Khan in a prominent role and the result was continuous protests by political parties who refused to allow the film to release. However, a recent meeting between the concerned parties has finally arrived at a compromise but it seems the Cinema Owners & Exhibitors Association of India continues to retain their stand of not screening the film.
For the past one month, in the wake of Uri attacks, MNS continued to protest against Ae Dil Hai Mushkil pressurizing them to cut off scenes featuring Fawad Khan who played a supporting role in the film. While they refused to even accept the apology shared by Karan Johar on social media, a meeting was called between the producers’ guild and Raj Thackeray with Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis intervening in the matter. They arrived at a decision wherein Karan asserted that in future he wouldn’t take Pakistani artists as well as pay a sum of Rs. 5 crore to the martyrs’ families as a way of extending his support towards the country.
Source: Bollywood News original article at COEAI calls out to exhibitors against Karan Johar’s ‘trap’