In a major breather to filmmaker Karan Johar, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has permitted the release of his upcoming film, “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” on a condition.
The condition is that the producers who employed the Pakistani artists must pay Rs 5 crore each into the Indian Army’s welfare fund as an atonement irrespective of movie’s outcome.
The MNS decision followed Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ direct intervention in the matter. Fadnavis mediated and arranged a meeting attended by MNS President Raj Thackeray, Karan Johar and Film and Television Producers Guild of India’s President Mukesh Bhatt.
“Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” has been in news for featuring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. The makers also agreed to one more condition that they would not entertain Pakistani actors in their future projects.