Amidst bans and boycotts, Karan Johar seeks help from police for smooth release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

After various attacks and call for boycotts by various political parties on Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, the release of the film was uncertain. Things went worse for Karan Johar when Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association boycotted the film fearing the protest and damage to their properties. Amidst all this Karan Johar has met the Joint Commissioner of Police in Mumbai. He discussed the security measures for the film’s smooth release. This is due to MNS’ threat to vandalise multiplexes if Ae Dil Hai Mushkil releases. MNS leader Amey Khopkar said, “We will oppose the screening of the movie everywhere in the state. If any multiplex operator dares to screen the film, they (operators) should remember that multiplexes are decorated with expensive glass sheets.”

Well not just Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, they also called for ban on Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees, which also stars Mahira Khan as the female lead. So far things are not looking good for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, as it’s releasing alongside Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay and is facing backlash from various political parties due to the presence of Fawad Khan in the film.

The film has been in news first for its big clash then for Karan Johar-KRK-Ajay Devgn controversy and now this. Many Bollywood celebs are have come out in support of Karan Johar from Varun Dhawan, Mukesh Bhatt, Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra, Pahlaj Nihalani etc. What surprising was the support of his current rival Ajay Devgn. He had said, “Sometimes, it gets difficult to remove anybody from a film that has already been completed. I feel, when people have shot a film before an issue has happened, they should be allowed to release it.” Also read: Did Karan Johar stop Ranbir Kapoor from checking out Jacqueline Fernandez? View HQ pics

Mukesh Bhatt who is the president of the Film and Television Producers’ Guild, has supported and had said, “The Guild in no uncertain terms confirms that the film industry stands in unison with the Government’s recent steps to counter terrorism and will naturally abide by any decision taken by the central government with regard to government’s future policy on issuance of work visa to foreign artistes; however, we would urge the government at the Centre as well as all the states to appreciate that the film producers who have already shot their films or are in the process of completing their unfinished films should not end up paying heavy price for no fault of theirs due to engaging the services of talent from across the border as these artistes were employed through proper legal channels prior to the recent escalation of hostilities. The Central Government has taken several steps in the past to foster cultural exchanges by inviting industry representatives to participate in the Government’s efforts to improve our relationship with Pakistan.”