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Looks like the much awaited release of Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is in for more hurdles as the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena recently sent a note on social media telling multiplex owners to “stay away from airing films featuring Pakistani actors”.
A Twitter post read, “We will not let the film air even in Multiplexes as it features Pakistani actors. Multiplex owners need to stay away from airing films featuring Pakistani actors.”
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The serious note was accompanied by another threatening message that said, “Or else…remember how expensive your glass walls are!”
Pakistani artistes working in Bollywood were asked to leave the country in the wake of the Uri terror attack that killed 19 Indian soldiers. Movies that star these artistes also began to face trouble.
However, the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) had earlier requested with the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leaders to allow the release of films starring the Pakistani artistes.
Following this, the movie was recently given the green signal as it has already been shot and ready for release.