In a major relief to filmmaker Karan Johar, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Saturday said it would permit the release of his upcoming film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
Reportedly, the president of the producers guild, Mukesh Bhatt, assured Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis that the film body wont work with Pakistani artists in the future.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leaders had earlier threatened to oppose the release of Bollywood films starring Pakistani actors. Khopkar, who is the president of MNS cine artist wing had warned that if they continue to work in Bollywood, the Pakistani actors “would be taught a lesson”. The warning has been issued to protest the terrorist attack on the military camp in Uri.
Asking producers and production houses in Mumbai to stop working with Pakistani actors, MNS had said that the party would not allow the release of films and television serials which star these actors.
Khopkar said the party would oppose the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, directed by Karan Johar starring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan along with Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma, and Raees which has Pakistani actress Mahira Khan playing the female lead opposite Shah Rukh Khan.
(With inputs from agencies)