After the political threats and rampant debate over Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, the director of the film Karan Johar is looking for a security to screen his movie peacefully in the theaters. Since the MNS Chief Raj Thackrey has threatened cinema owners to not to screen Pakistani actors’ films. Karan on Tuesday met Mumbai’s top police officials seeking protection for the theaters wherever his movie would be screened.
Karan was with Mukesh Bhatt during meeting
A team of from Johar’s Dharma Productions along with filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt met Mumbai Police Commissioner Dattaray Padsalgikar and Joint Police Commissioner (law and order) Deven Bharti and demanded police protection for the theaters to screen their movie which is soon to be released. Being a president of Film and Television Producers Guild of India Mukesh Bhatt was with Karan Johar during the meeting.
Mumbai Police assured to give protection
During the meeting, DCP Ashok Dudhe assured them that the Mumbai police will give full support where they need. “Mumbai Police will provide adequate protection to cinema theaters as and when required,” said Dudhe.
The Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Send had Monday said it would exaggerate its opposition to Karan Johar’s Movie as it casts Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. MNS has also issued a veiled threat of wreckage to the owner of multiplexes if they screened it.
MNS remains in its previous decision
MNS and some other political parties are opposing to film with actors from Pakistan just after the Uri terror attack and have also put a question make on the fortune of Karan’s upcoming movie.
We will surely oppose the screening of the movie across the state. If any multiplex operator dares to screen the film, they should also not forget that their multiplexes are decorated with expensive glass sheets,” said MNS leader Amey Khopkar yesterday.
The party does not favour employing and cherishing the Pakistani actors, hence the opposition of such films which they work will continue,” he added. He further said that the party will also oppose Shah Rukh Khan’s “Raees” although it is slated to release in January.
Karan’s film will not be screened on single screen
On the other hand, single screen theater operators have already announced that they will not screen Johar’s upcoming movie, but there was not similar assurance came from the multiplex operators so MNS made its stand clear. MNS leader said.
The film “Ae Dil hai Mushkil” directed by Karna Johar in which stars Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma in lead roles and also features Fawad Khan.