Fawad Khan leaves India with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena threat hanging fire

By: | Published: September 28, 2016 10:44 AM

However, some reports are saying that the 34-year-old Fawad Khan left India in a hurry as his wife is expecting and the delivery date of the baby is in September itself.

mahira-LThe Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) especially has been demanding that all Pakistani actors should not be allowed to work in India and will be “pushed out”. (Source: IE)

Uri attack impact: Pakistan actor Fawad Khan has left India in the wake of the threats and protests being staged by parties like Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena. However, there may be some confusion about the timing as some say he left before the threats were publicised. But what is crucial is the fact that he has left just ahead of the release of his latest and upcoming film ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ on October 28 just ahead of Diwali.

It is clear that the actor’s presence would have been important as he would have had to participate in the pre-launch promotion and marketing events to build hype around the movie to boost the chances of getting as many people as possible into the cinemas. Considering the Pakistani market is important too for Bollywood, his presence would have been a major draw at promos. Other Pakistani stars who have left India include Ali Zafar, Mahira Khan and Imran Abbas – Ali Zafar stars in ‘Dear Zindagi’ which will release in November.

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So, most probably, Director Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions movie ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ is not going to get the services of the Pakistani heartthrob and the film’s team will have to depend on other actors to do the needful – the film also stars Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai.

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) especially has been demanding that all Pakistani actors should not be allowed to work in India and will be “pushed out”. In fact, the MNS had set a 48 hour deadline for the Pakistani actors to exit India or face the consequences. Some reports are saying that this could change if the Pakistani actors condemn the Uri attack in which 18 Indian soldiers were killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

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However, some reports are saying that the 34-year-old Fawad Khan left India in a hurry as his wife is expecting and the delivery date of the baby is in September itself.

However, the threats were not restricted to just Pakistani actors leaving India, They also stretch over the films themselves. The MNS has warned that it would not even allow the release of ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushqil’ and would also target Shah Rukh Khan-starrer ‘Raees’ – the reason being that the Pakistani actors Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan star in them

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