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MNS finally permits to release ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’

Karan Johar will have to display a slate of tribute for Uri martyrs as compensation, says MNS

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Publish Date: Oct 22 2016 2:06PM | Updated Date: Oct 22 2016 2:06PM

MNS finally permits to release ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’
Producers of film industry are seeing a row over the casting of Pakistani stars in their films after Uri attacks. The effect of this controversy can be easily seen on ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, Karan Johar’s latest big venture but the matter has taken a new turn with MNS party allowing the release of the film. 
The film is seeing such a commotion due to casting Pakistani actor Fawad Khan as one of the protagonists. 
As per several reports, the decision came after a meeting between MNS chief Raj Thackeray, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and the film’s producers.
Raj Thackeray after the meeting said that they have been protesting against Pakistani artists and not Bollywood.
Thackeray further said that now Bollywood seems to be realizing the fact that Pakistan bans our films and channels so why not we. 
Thackeray further said that, every producer who cast Pakistani actors in their films should give Rs 5 crores to Army Welfare Fund.” Whichever producer has taken Pakistani artist will have to do penance by paying Rs 5 crores.
Interestingly, MNS has given a green signal to the film after Karan Johar agreed to display a slate of tribute for Uri martyrs before Ae Dil Hai Mushkil starts playing out on the screens. 
Moreover, the party demanded producers’ guild to give them a written undertaking that no Pakistani actors will be cast in their films.