“Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, aBollywood film which is caught in controversy for featuring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, will release in theatres on October 28 as scheduled — Dharma Productions and Fox Star Studios said on Friday. It has got a U/A certificate from the censor board, the makers said.
The Diwali entertainer, directed and produced by Karan Joharunder his home banner Dharma Productions, stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharmaand Aishwarya Rai Bachchan apart from Fawad.
“Secondly”, commenting on COEAI’s call to stall the release, Rathi said, “Cinema Owners & Exhibitors Association of India does not comprise exhibitors from across the country. It’s primarily addressing exhibitors in certain pockets of Maharashtra, in Pune, Nashik and Mumbai. There are 20 associations of exhibitors. There is loads of chaos and confusion around the stance of ‘exhibitors of India’ for Ae Dil…Let’s make things clear and put down some facts.” He further said, “The request by the COEAI to its members is much respected in the light of its intention, but this is not a blanket ban on Ae Dil…across India. They are more worried about the damage and are trying to protect members from violence.”
Apoorva Mehta, CEO, Dharma Productions, said in a statement: “‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ has been cleared by the censor board and we are gearing up for its release on October 28. Diwali is all about love and ‘Ae Dil…’ is all about spreading love.
Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios, said: “Karan Johar’s films present love in its most purest yet unique and modern way and this Diwali, he is celebrating love, friendship and heartbreak.
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