Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar’s upcoming movie ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ after the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena called off their protest against it.Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met Johar and Producers’ Guild President Mukesh Bhatt at his residence ‘Varsha’ on Saturday morning. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, whose party has been opposing the movie that features Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, also attended the meeting, as did producers Sidharth Roy Kapur, Sajid Nadiadwala and Vijay Singh of Fox Star Studios.
Speaking to the press, Bhatt called the meeting “positive and constructive and said “ ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ would release according to its schedule”.”We discussed the unfortunate events related to the film’s release. I shared the film industry’s emotions regarding the entire issue. We are Indians first and then comes our business (sic),” he said.Bhatt also claimed they had promised the chief minister that the industry would never work with Pakistani artistes.
The guild will call a meeting to pass a resolution on the subject and give a copy of it to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and the chief minister, he said.Besides, Johar has decided to make a special mention of the soldiers who died in the attack in north Kashmir’s Uri on September 18.”Karan Johar will display a slate of tribute for Uri martyrs before ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ starts playing. It is a tribute from us to our soldiers,” Bhatt said.