Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and Ajay Devgn’s ‘Shivaay’ won’t release in Pakistan
After facing all the controversy which surrounded the release of director Karan Johar‘s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ featuring a Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in a cameo role, the film is all set to release this Friday in India. But certainly, this latest report is quite shocking. It has been confirmed now that both the latest Diwali releases which are Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and Ajay Devgn‘s ‘Shivaay’ will not release in Pakistan.
There were speculations that after political party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) lifted their ban on the release of this Karan Johar directorial, there will be no issues with its release in Pakistan as well. But according to a report in a leading daily, the Pakistani distributors and exhibitors were also reportedly thinking about ending the ban in the face of NOCs.
But sources say that the Pakistan Film Exhibitors and Distributors Association, which includes most owners of cineplexes, multiplexes, and single screen cinemas in the country, had said the ban was likely to end on Tuesday, a few days before the release of ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and ‘Shivaay’. Following these tensions between the two countries, exhibitors and distributors across the border had voluntarily suspended the release of Indian films in the country.
Further, one of the leading trade analysts has even confirmed through his Twitter handle that both these films will not release in Pakistan with a confirmation from Fox Star Studios and Reliance Entertainment.
Whereas it could be definitely said that this is rather a bad news for all the fans of these B-Town stars in Pakistan.
Ajay Devgn’s ‘Shivaay’ and Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ are slated to release this Friday on October 28.