12 MNS workers held at Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ screening

MNS members, who had walked into Mumbai's Metro cinema and raised slogans before handing over a letter warning against Ae Dil Hai Mushkil's screening, were arrested
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

A day after the Mumbai Police assured a smooth release of film-maker Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM) on October 28, 12 MNS workers were arrested today when they barged into Metro Cinema to threaten the owners against screening of the film.

MNS members, who had walked into Mumbai’s Metro cinema and raised slogans before handing over a letter warning against Ae Dil Hai Mushkil‘s screening, were arrested. They were booked under Sections of the Bombay Police Act and were granted bail, but will remain in detention until November 4, Indian Express has reported.“The police have taken strict action against MNS today. Twelve members of the MNS who had gone to Metro Theatre to threaten them have been sent to judicial custody until November 4,” Fadnavis told The Indian Express.

On Tuesday evening, Johar had attempted to reach out to the protesters by putting out a video statement in which he spoke of the cordial times between the two nations when the film was shot and made a promise not to engage with Pakistani “talents” in the future.

“I have always felt that the best way to express your patriotism is through love. And that’s what I have always tried to portray through my work and my cinema. When I shot my film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil from September to December last year, the climate was completely different. The circumstances were completely different. There were efforts made by our government for the peaceful relationship with the neighbouring country. And I respected those endeavours, those efforts then. I also respect the sentiment today. I understand the sentiment because I feel the same,” Johar had said in the video.