The Cinema Owners Association's decision to not allow the screening of films with Pakistani artistes is not a very good news for Filmaker Karan Johar. The decision, says filmmaker Sajid Nadiawala, was an unfortunate one and he would request the association to reconsider their move as it can be a great hit Karan Joher's 'Ae dil hai mushkil'.
Cinema Owners Exhibitors Association of India on Friday announced that it won't release movies starring actors fromPakistan, in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Goa. This has put an uncertainty on the release of "Ae DilHai Mushkil" as it features Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan.
The movie, starring Aishwarya Rai, Ranbir Kapoor andAnushka Sharma is slated to hit theatres on October 28. "It's unfortunate with Karan, that this film started twoyears back when the situation was different. We are going torequest all the parties, all the concerned authorities, that he is an Indian. An Indian should not suffer from the hands ofanother Indian," Sajid said at an event.
"We will humbly go and request everyone. He is an Indian citizen, please help him. Our entire team thinks we will besuccessful."
Varun Dhawan, who was also present at the event, said he agrees with Sajid. "I totally agree with what Sajid sir said. I stand byhim," he said.
The filmmaker said considering what the nation is goingthrough, they all stand in solidarity with the army. "We all are behind our nation, our army. Several associations have decided that at present we are not going towork with them (Pakistani artistes).
Actor and BJP MP Paresh Rawal took to Twitter and saidthat producers are being punished for no fault of theirs. "Terrorist have claimed one more life... of solidarity ofIndian film industry! "Pak artist got their money and travelled club class andsafely went back home... And we punish our own producers forno fault of theirs. Think."