Disappointed on being called ‘anti-national’, Karan Johar today betrayed several people of the industry who stood by him for his film, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Karan Johar touched a new low when he contradicted himself and changed his stand on the Pakistani actors working in India. Karan Johar today said that he pledges to never work with Pakistani actors in future. He also justified taking Fawad Khan in his film saying that India- Pakistan relations were not as bad when the movie was being shot and so the release of the film should not be affected by the attack.What is disturbing is the fact that this statement came not even a month after his previous statement where he had said that his heart bleeds for the lives lost in the Uri terror attack and he understands the anger in the country but boycotting Pakistani artistes is not a solution to terrorism.
It seems that Cinema Owners Exhibitors Association of India decision to not let the movie release intimated the filmmaker to the extent that he did not think twice before betraying some of the giants in the industry including Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt, Om Puri, Anurag Kashyap and Priyanka Chopra who came out in full support for the release of his film.
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) October 15, 2016
Anurag Kashyap had even said that Narendra Modi should apologise for visiting Lahore last year to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif – the statement which attracted much criticism from people across the country.
These Bollywood personalities had kept their foot down even if that meant going against few of the senior actors of the industry including director, producer Madhur Bhandarkar, singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Nana Patekar and Akshay Kumar, but all in vain.