Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil‘ and Ajay Devgn’s ‘Shivaay‘ will not release in Pakistan. Fox Star and Reliance Entertainment confirmed the reports by saying that both the movies will not be released across the border. While in India, Diwali is set for an epic box office clash between these two films, the fans in Pakistan have to wait because of ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil‘ and ‘Shivaay‘ ban that has been imposed.
Now, this is a sad news for all the fans across the border who have been waiting to watch the movies on the big screen in their nearby theaters. The trailer and songs garnered a positive response from the fans. a rage among the fans. Despite the fact that Karan Johar’s movie ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil‘ has Pakistani actor Fawad Khan playing a pivotal role in the film, reports suggest that the government has decided not to release the film. As per the reports on Indian Express, Zoraiz Lashari, chairman of Pakistani Exhibitors and Distributors Association stated that after the terrorist attack in Quetta, some plans had been put on hold.
Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh took to social media to share his thoughts. He said, “Both #ADHM and #Shivaay WILL NOT release in Pakistan… Fox Star and Reliance Ent confirmed to me… Should put an end to all speculations”
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 26, 2016
Soon, Twitter became a hotspot as fans reacted on social media for ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay‘. They expressed their concern and frustration at the decision.
— Imsaheb (@Emsaheb) October 24, 2016
So wait… will Ae Dil Hai Mushkil definitely not be playing in cinemas in Pakistan? #ADHM
— Sabeeka Imam (@SabeekaImam) October 24, 2016
— Chayan Chatterjee (@Satyanewshi) October 26, 2016
I want to watch Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in cinemas in Pakistan. There. I said it. #ADHM
— AHI (@aamnaisani) October 26, 2016
Clarification: #Shivaay will not be released in Pakistan.
— Komal Nahta (@KomalNahta) October 25, 2016
Earlier, the exhibitors in Pakistan decided to lift the self-imposed ban on the screening of Indian films. As per the reports on Express Tribune, they termed it as merely a ‘suspension’ and not a ban, as there was no government intervention. The exhibitors decided to stop the screening of Indian films, following the ban on Pakistani artists working in India by the Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA).