Unprecedented revelations came out on Wednesday regarding the closed door meeting between Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, Raj Thackarey and Karam Johar. This is the very same meeting following which MNS had agreed to cause no further trouble in the release of the movie and Karan Johar had a change of heart following which he agreed to not cast Pakistani artists anymore. Johar went a step ahead and decided to donate Rs 5 crore to the Indian Army relief fund.
A recent report from CNN News18 shows that it was Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who initiated the deal and ‘egged’ Karan Johar to donate the money, who then agreed instantly to resolve the mess around the release of Ae Dil hai Mushkil. The report also says that it was made to look like Karan Johar was only ‘spending some money’ to get rid of the mess. The report further states that Johar had immediately agreed to terms and conditions considering how bad the situation had become.
The report goes back to stressing on how Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis kept on insisting Karan Johar on paying up the sum of money. The CM reportedly ‘pushed’ Johar towards making a donation to the Indian Army as a way to get Raj Thackeray off his back. Raj Thackeray meanwhile was of the opinion that some gesture had to be made as a means to convey Johar’s acceptance of error. The report suggests that filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt also thought that a Rs 5 crore donation was the best possible way to resolve the matter.
Meanwhile, NCP leader Nawab Malik told CNN News18 that the entire mess was created by MNS and the Maharashtra government together. He said that the government worked with MNS to create the havoc.