The latest development in the controversy around Ae Dil Hai Mushkil‘s release has it that the Cine Owners Association in Maharashtra has backed out from the film, claiming that they can’t let the Karan Johar’s film release in the state on single screens, citing that there’s a clear security threat from MNS. As reported by India Today channel, MNS has issued threat letters to the association asking them to stop the release of the film featuring Pakistani actors. And fearing that the association would be held responsible if unfortunate circumstances are build up for the audiences who come to watch these films, the members have taken a stand to not allow the release of ADHM in the state.
Not just in Maharashtra, the association has also said that they are going to reach out to the cine owners association in other states to take a similar decision. Talking about the development, designer Shaina NC, who’s also a member of BJP said that MNS cannot take law and order in their hands and the government will hopefully release a statement soon on the issue.
Produced by Dharma Productions and fox Star Studios, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is slated for release on 28 October, during the Diwali weekend. The film has landed in soup because it features Fawad Khan, a Pakistani actor, who has previously been seen in films like Khoobsurat and Kapoor & Sons.
A while back, the actor has released an official statement expressing grief over the unfortunate Uri attack. He said:
“I’ve been in Lahore since July as my wife and I had been expecting our second child. I’ve received numerous requests from the media and from well wishers worldwide asking me for my thoughts on the sad incidents that took place in the past few weeks. As a father of two little children, I pray and wish like many others that together we can build and live in a more peaceful world. I believe we owe it to our children who will shape our tomorrow. This is the first time I have spoken on the matter. Please disregard any other words attributed to me during this time because I have not said them. I thank all my fans and fellow artists from Pakistan, India and people in general all over the world who have shown continued support for their belief in love and understanding to unite a divisive world.”