More trouble for ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ as MNS poses new threats
The troubles for Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ just refuse to get curbed. The hullabaloo which started post the Uri attacks, regarding the ban of Pakistani artists, caused people to attack the movie as Pak actor Fawad Khan stars in it in a pivotal role. Soon after, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, gave all the Pakistani actors an ultimatum of 48 hours to leave India. Post that, even IMPPA (Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association) put a permanent ban on Pakistani actors, for an indefinite period. However, the movies that have already been shot and are ready for release, like ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and ‘Raees’ were considered an exception to the case.
However, recently, Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association of India (COEAI) too put a ban on ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ before its release, in four states including Maharashtra. And now, a new threat has come from MNS, stating that they will vandalise the theatres that dare to release the movie despite the ban. Though the threat was not a direct one, but the meaning implied was this only.
Here’s what MNS leader Amey Khopkar, said to an agency, “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, things are certainly turning greyer and murkier for Karan Johar’s romantic drama. Let’s wait till Diwali to watch which is a better drama; the one inside the cinema hall, or the one outside it.