The controversy over the release of Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil‘ has taken a new turn. The movie that was awarded a green signal by the MNS and the state government has now hit a new hurdle. The Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association of India (COEAI) are still maintaining its stand that the film will not be released in single screens.
, which had earlier decided against screening the movie in single screens is
COEIA president Nitin Datar said that the settlement happened between the Government, MNS and the producers. Their team was neither consulted nor invited for the meeting. Therefore 80 screens in Mumbai won’t screen any film featuring Pakistani artistes. The members will organize a meeting to decide the further course of action.
He further added that they will alert the exhibitors about Karan Johar’s plan. Trade analyst are of a view that if the film is not released in single screens, it won’t have much effect on the collection as it is primarily a multiplex movie.
‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ was not allowed to be screened as it had Pakistani star Fawad Khan in it. The MNS had issued a diktat that no film that has any Pakistani actor will be screened finally after governemnt intervention they have relented. But applied a fine on Karan Johar and made it certain that he will not sign any Pakistani actor in the future.
‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ starring Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai and Anushka Sharma will release on October 28.
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