Film industry representatives to meet Rajnath Singh over Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil release

A member of Karan Johar's Dharma Productions will meet Rajnath Singh over the release of 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 20, 2016 11:45 am
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A representative of filmmaker-director Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions will meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday to discuss the threat Johar’s film ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ has received. The film stars Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.  While an earlier report said Johar will be in attendance, it has now been clarified that he will not be a part of the delegation of film producers. Mukesh Bhatt and Siddharth Roy Kapur will, however, meet Singh.

On Wednesday, at least a dozen workers belonging to the MNS were arrested for protesting against the upcoming film. The protest took place after MNS rejected Karan Johar’s video statement that he will not “engage with talent” from Pakistan in future. The workers from MNS’ film unit Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena were protesting and raising slogans outside Metro Cinema in South Mumbai.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has assured protection to theatres that are screening the film saying while everyone has the freedom to protest, any situation that creates a law and order problem will not allowed and strict action would be taken.

Fadnavis’ remarks come a day after Johar issued a video statement that he would not “engage talent from neighbouring country given the circumstances.”

On Tuesday, a team from Johar’s Dharma Productions along with filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt and Vijay Singh of Fox Star Studios had met Mumbai’s top police officials and sought protection for the theatres to screen the film. Deputy Commissioner of Police Ashok Dudhe had said, “Mumbai police will provide adequate protection to cinema theatres.”

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First Published on: October 20, 2016 10:39 am
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    Ameya Dahale
    Oct 20, 2016 at 6:52 am
    Paisa bachane ki padi hai. Public should boycott these directors.
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      Samrat Kanungo
      Oct 20, 2016 at 6:41 am
      They cannot ask the stani actors, whom they pay up handsomely, to at least condemn the terrorists attacks, but they can surely ask the government and public of the country, who actually pays for their movies, to calm down and accept everything. This is a ridiculous way of making movies and doing business. I am shamed that I ever watched their movies.
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        mumbikar
        Oct 20, 2016 at 7:53 am
        this is how badly we are brainwashed that we mix artist, sports people with terrorist !!!! what have we become !!!! judge and jury ? pawns? in the dirty game of politics just for votes, greed and power ? when will ever differentiate between the two ? why are we letting politicians rule our lives ? telling us what to eat, what to wear, what to see, who to make friends with ? a terrorist dont know religion or caste, they are radicalized, we are sane people, who should know the difference. who is the shiv sena to tell us what to do ? SS have held Mumbai to ransom for years, on they whims and fancy.
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          nikki
          Oct 20, 2016 at 6:16 am
          This will be browny points for the BJP , Karan you said you are a son of a supporter of freedom fighters, how come you stoop to this low ? come on MNS and the Shiv sena are co parties of RSS well when you meet Rajnathji he will advise his comrades to be soft on you i can see that your film will not have any problem, but i want to tell you you have no Balls
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            Anand Ch
            Oct 20, 2016 at 7:29 am
            What do they expect ? Give Z category security or tax exemption ? They said they live in a different world and has no connection with LOC events. Then why come for protection ?
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              Ratan
              Oct 20, 2016 at 7:32 am
              मोदीजी पाकिस्तान के बीच बस चला रहे हैं व्यापार चल रहा है नदियों से पानी दिया जा रहा है उससे इन तथाकथित देशभक्तों को कोई अड़चन नहीं है पर कमजोर सिनेमा वालो पर जोर अजमा रहे हैं। यदि करन और शाहरुख खान सेटिंग कर लेते तो ये बवेला नहीं होता
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                santosh kumar
                Oct 20, 2016 at 7:33 am
                Guys we need to keep these hidden terrorist on toe offcourse I am also indicating towards Mahesh Bhat with whom he is going to meet our HM. His son provided will all the facilities and shelter to terrorist in planning Mumbai attack. Our court left in absence of proof but at-least our HM should have some sense and reject is appointment request. If we common people ask for appointment it will take months to get one and lot of reason for (why special treatment to them). He should out-rightly reject the meeting request. Karan Johar should pay double the amount to spent on security if deplo to protect the cinemas (I oppose providing any security to his movie featuring Pak actors). He should not butter people al around for money even a beggar do not do it worst that beggar he is. His current video looks like how Arvind Kejriwal used to cheat people with his buttering people and cheat them.
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                  sk
                  Oct 20, 2016 at 6:18 am
                  Govt has no business supporting or promoting a particular film. Why can't Karan find a Nepalese or a Sri Lankan actor if he is fond of foreign talent?
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                    Thrinethran T
                    Oct 20, 2016 at 7:00 am
                    The MNS is a local outfit, and as the police have ured the producers of protection, why bother the union home minister. For publicity, in cahoots with the MNS?
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