There is no mushkil as ”˜Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ gets greenlight to screen in cinemas during Diwali


By Manju Mittal

”˜Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ has been in the eye of controversy since the Uri attack few weeks ago, following which various sectors have been demanding a ban on Pakistani artists from working in India.

Bollywood director and producer Karan Johar has been the subject of intense political debate after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) called for a ban on the film owing to the presence of Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in it.   Karan has broken his silence over jabs that he has been anti-national by employing a Pakistani actor in his upcoming film ”˜Ae dil hai mushkil’ scheduled for release on Friday 28th October in India, the USA, Australia and elsewhere to coincide with Diwali, the romance film stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Fawad Khan.

Karan Johar condemns terrorism and declares that going forward he wouldn’t work with Pakistani talents given the current circumstances prevailing in India. Karan also clarified that the reason why he has remained silent is because of the deep sense of hurt and pain he felt when few people accused that he is anti-national. “For me my country comes first and nothing else matters to me but my country. I have always felt that the best way to express your patriotism is by spreading love and that is all I have tried to do through my work and through my cinema,” said Karan in a special video he released on the ADHM controversy.


Bollywood celebrities expressed their views on the issue and the ban called on Pakistani artists by some sections. Singer Usha Uthup feels that Pakistani actors should be boycotted in the future but the completed projects should be exempted from the ban. Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar said, “It is very unfortunate that a film and a filmmaker get targeted like that, he shot the film at a time when the situation was pleasant”. Actress Kalki Koechlin Said “I personally think that we live in an international world and we have Indians living all over the world”.  According to actress Vidya Balan the film was made in the end of 2015 when relations between the two countries were amicable. Actor Aamir Khan was too scared to share his thoughts on the issue.

After all that controversy surrounding the ban, now ”˜Ae dil hai mushkil’ has finally been approved for release. Despite all its negative publicity the film is all set to take a good opening at the box office. The much awaited film is releasing this Friday October 28, Indians in India and NRIs worldwide including Sydneysiders can decide their response to the film when they see it in the theatres.


ADHM is a romantic drama in which Anushka falls for Ranbir Kapoor after his breakup. Karan Johar has written its script that relates to some of his own personal experiences which dwell deeply on relationships and heartbreak.

“How love completes you, defines you and yet leaves you wanting for more,” says Karan.  The movie under the Dharma Productions has an amazing star cast, beautiful sets, sizzling chemistry, passionate love with soulful music.

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