Ae Dil Hai Mushkil: Karan Johar has a big sigh of relief after the improvement in circumstances that will help in the smooth release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. The filmmakers had sought Police protection which has been promised as and when the movie screens in multiplexes and theatres.
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However, K Jo has not forgotten all the trouble that its cast and crew had to go through to make ADHM screen in movie theatres. So, in a recent statement the director of the film has regretfully said that he will not cast Pakistani actors in future.
Owing to the MNS’s threat of vandalising the theatres in case the movie screens, the Director of ADHM has stated that he will not be working with talent from the neighbouring country in future.
Karan Johar’s statement –
I understand the sentiments because I feel the same. Going forward, of course, I would like to say that I would not engage with the talent from the neighbouring country given the circumstance.
Johar added that he felt a deep sense of hurt and pain when his patriotism was being questioned in the past two weeks.
He further stated, “There has been some talk about why I have remained silent for past two weeks. Today I would like to clarify that the reason why I remained silent is because of the deep sense of hurt and pain that I felt. There are few people who actually believe that I am being anti-national.”
Saying that to him his country comes first, he announced that his decision to avoid casting Pakistani artistes in future was in tune with the “ban on Pakistani actors” imposed by COEA.
Earlier the 44-year-old director had defended the Paki actors saying that banning actors and artistes from neighbouring country will not guarantee “no future attacks” coming from Pakistan. He had said that the loss of lives occurred during the Uri attacks was regretful but “a ban on Paki talent” was not the solution.
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CEO of Dharma Production, Apoorva Mehta, Siddharth Roy Kapoor and Vijay Singh of Fox Star Studio had a meeting with the CP and the joint CP on Tuesday who assured that the Police protection will be provided in theatres where a movie will screen on Oct 28.