The Film and Television Producers Guild of India president Mukesh Bhatt, and Apoorva Mehta from Dharma Productions went to meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday regarding the controversy around the release of Karan Johar's upcoming film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
After the meeting with Singh, which was attended by the representatives of several top production houses in India, Bhatt told the reporters that the Home Minister has assured them of his support.
Bhatt told the media:
Rajnath ji said he will speak to CM of every state and that #ADHM will release without any violence or issue: Mukesh Bhatt after meeting HM— ANI (@ANI_news) October 20, 2016
— ANI (@ANI_news) October 20, 2016
The film, which stars actor Fawad Khan, has become the target of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), an extreme right-wing political party, who have announced that they won't let any film featuring Pakistani artistes release in India.
Seeking to calm tempers over opposition to the release of his directorial venture, Johar on 18 October had made an appeal against stalling the release, saying he will not engage with talent from Pakistan in future.
But MNS had continued their protests as the party rejected Johar's statement.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which also stars Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma is scheduled to release on 28 October.
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