Film and Television Producers Guild of India’s President Mukesh Bhatt said on Saturday that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has assured the smooth release to filmmaker Karan Johars “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil“.

Fadnavis presided over a meeting with MNS President Raj Thackeray, Bhatt and Johar, among others, to ensure that the film, featuring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, has a safe and smooth release across single screens and multiplexes on October 28.

“We had a constructive meeting with the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and the good news is that ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ will release across all single screens and multiplexes as per schedule,” Bhatt said in a statement.

“I have confirmed to the Chief Minister that the Producer’s Guild has decided that going forward, we will not work with Pakistani artistes in the future. Karan said that he will put a special slate saluting our soldiers before the start of the movie. It’s a tribute from us to our soldiers,” he added.

Bhatt further added: “In addition, some of the producers volunteered to contribute to the Army Welfare Fund. We owe this to the Army. The meeting was called by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and all the parties agreed that all films which are already in production with Pakistani artistes will be allowed to release smoothly.

Produced by Dharma Productions and Fox Star Studios, “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in lead roles.

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