New Delhi: The swelling tide over the release of Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ has been subdued after the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) declared on Saturday that it will no more protest the release of the film in multiplexes.

The decision came after MNS Chief Raj Thackeray and ADHM director Karan Johar met the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, a meeting aimed at ironing out the differences between the parties involved.

It was earlier reported that the Shiv Sena would not join the rhetoric advocated by the MNS as they claimed this strong anti-Pakistan sentiment will not spell good tidings for the party which shares power with BJP. Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant had exclaimed that the MNS agitation over the release of the film was purely politics and not patriotism.

After the Uri attack where terrorists killed 19 Indian soldiers, MNS issued threats against Pakistani actors working in the country, demanding that they leave the country. Fawad Khan, who stars in the new Karan Johar film, became a point of contention which eventually led to the MNS calling for a complete ban on the release of the film. Not only did this rift created a divide in the film industry, it also resulted in volatile diplomatic relations between India and Pakistan. 

First Published | 22 October 2016 11:20 AM
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