The slugfest over the release of Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil seems to be getting intense day by day. On Tuesday, producers of ADHM met Joint Commissioner of Police after Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) issued threats of vandalism to the multiplexes if they screened the movie. While Mukesh Bhatt is also a part of the meeting, other details regarding this is yet to be revealed.
Questioning the presence of Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in Karan Johar’s latest flick, MNS believes that after the deadly Uri attack, movies involving Pakistani actors ought not to be released in the country. While the debate was started by MNS, it now has the entire Bollywood divided on it.
“We will oppose the screening of the movie everywhere in the state. If any multiplex operator dares to screen the film, they (operators) should remember that multiplexes are decorated with expensive glass sheets,” MNS leader Amey Khopkar said.
Khopkar added that it will also stall the release of Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Raees,’ set to release in January 2017.
Cinema Owners Exhibitors Association of India recently announced that no film with Pakistani actors will release in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Goa. The single-screen theatre operators have announced that they would not screen Johar’s upcoming film, but there was no similar assurance from the multiplex operators so MNS made its stand clear to them, said MNS leader.