MUMBAI: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Filmmaker Karan Johar today over the release of upcoming flick 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' which has received threat from the former over featuring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.
On October 20, the Film and Television Producers Guild of India member met Rajnath Singh, concerning the release of the movie after which filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt said that the government has assured them to provide security to the exhibitor featuring the movie and will try to maintain law and order.
Producer of the movie Mukesh Bhatt cited that Karan Johar has said 'he will run a slate before the movie starts which honours the martyrs, its a tribute.'
I assured Mr.Fadnavis that the Producer's Guild has decided that we will not work with Pakistani artists in the future: Mukesh Bhatt pic.twitter.com/VUiVJQ89mq— ANI (@ANI_news) October 22, 2016
The movie is scheduled to be released on October 28.
After situation between India and Pakistan worsened, many political parties and that Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) have been demanding a ban on KJo's film that also stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma.
In an emotional video statement, Johar earlier on Tuesday expressed a "deep sense of hurt and pain" by the charge of being anti-national.
"I condemn terror in the strongest terms, I respect our Army, for me, the country comes first," the 44-year-old said.
"The reason why I remained silent is because of a deep sense of pain," he added.
Johar, who made his directorial debut with the blockbuster romance Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, further said: "The best way to express your patriotism is to spread love and thats all I have ever tried to do through my work and cinema."