In a major relief to filmmaker Karan Johar, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has called off the protest against upcoming film, “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”. The organisation has allowed the release of the film.

The decision has followed Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ direct intervention in the matter. Also, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited Mumbai and met the representatives of Bollywood on 20 October, 2016.

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Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil: (Courtesy: Instagram/Dharma Production)

Fadnavis convened a meeting on Saturday which was attended by MNS President Raj Thackeray, Karan Johar and Producers’ Guild of India President Mukesh Bhatt and others at his official residence, Varsha, to resolve the imbroglio.

The MNS was agitating for the past fortnight against the film on grounds it has a Pakistani actor, Fawad Khan, and vowed not to permit its scheduled release on October 28.

— with inputs from IANS