‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ in trouble; theatre owners refuse to screen films with Pak artises
In what would be a big trouble for Karan Johar’s “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, Cine Owners Association has said that film with Pakistani actors would not be released in theatres.
According to an India Today report, Nitin Datar, head of the Cine Owners Association said, “Till the relations between India and Pakistan becomes normal, no films with Pakistani actors can be released.”
The report added that the decision has already been put in place in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and parts of Karnataka. Datar said the Cine Owners Association will convey their decision to other states as well.
Datar said that if single-screen theatres are set on fire during a screening of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, the responsibility of keeping people safe from danger will fall on the theatre owners. Therefore, keeping all possibilities in mind, the Cine Owners Association has decided to bar the screening of the Karan Johar film in theatres, the report said.
“Taking national sentiments and security issues into account, we cannot allow the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil,” Datar said.
On Wednesday, the CBFC (Censor Board Of Film Certification) granted Karan’s film a UA certificate (fit for viewing by children accompanied by adults), by snipped off at least three intimate scenes between Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, DNA reported.
The report added that Director of the film, Karan Johar personally attended the censor viewing of his film. “He wanted to make sure not a single moment was tampered with. However the Censor Board members, while appreciating the film’s mature theme and high level of aesthetics, objected to some steamy moments between Aishwarya and Ranbir,” the source was quoted by the daily.
The report said: Karan apparently put up a brave fight against the cuts and argued that those scenes were integral to the plot. However, the Board was adamant. Karan finally relented. Three intimate scenes including the one shown in the trailer, have been deleted from the film.
Few weeks ago, MNS had threatened to not allow allow release of ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ starring Fawad Khan this Diwali and Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Raees’ with Mahira Khan on Republic Day next year.