Union Home Minster Rajnath Singh on Thursday assured full support for a peaceful release of Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. The film has been running into trouble for featuring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.
Film & Television Producers Guild of India president Mukesh Bhatt met the Union Minister concerning about the release of the film, which also stars Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma.
Interacting with reporters ahead of the meeting, Bhatt said that he came with “tremendous hope that GOI will understand” them and provide full security.”
“Those who don’t want to watch the film are free to not watch it, but they should not stop others, ”Bhatt added. The MNS led by Raj Thackeray continued to protest against the film’s release even after Karan Johar had stated that he wouldn’t engage with talents from the other side of the border.
Director of the film, Karan Johar, in an emotional video on Wednesday pledged to stop working with Pakistani artistes but also pleaded the cause of his soon-to-be-released film “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil“. MNS are still threatening theatre owners of vandalising their cinema theatres if they dared to play ADHM.
Mumbai Police has assured help to the makers of ADHM and have now created a special helpline to tackle the situation, reported DNA. The helpline will be directly connected to the crime branch and has been shared with all single screen and multiplexes in the city.
12 MNS workers were arrested today when they barged into Metro Cinema to threaten the owners against screening of the film, media reports said. They walked into Mumbai’s Metro cinema and raised slogans before handing over a letter warning against Ae Dil Hai Mushkil‘s screening. They were booked under Sections of the Bombay Police Act and were granted bail, but will remain in detention until November 4