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Ae Dil Hai Mushkil becomes next victim, CBFC cuts intimate scenes

The film was passed with a U/A certificate. 

Keyur Seta

Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has been in the news for the wrong reasons for the last few weeks. After the Uri attacks in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 19 Indian soldiers, films featuring Pakistani actors came under the scanner. Pakistani actor Fawad Khan faced the heat with right wing organisations demanding his ouster, affecting Ae Dil Hai Mukshil's release prospects.

Following this, the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) banned Pakistani artistes from working in India. However, films that were shot much before the Uri attacks are also facing the brunt. Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has threatened to stall the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and also Raees, which is a launch for Pakistani actress Mahira Khan. 

It now seems that the trouble for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is far from over. The Karan Johar-directed film recently ran into trouble with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which cut three intimate scenes between lead actors Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. One of the scenes is also a part of the film's trailer. 

According to reports, Johar tried convincing the board members that the scenes hold a lot of significance to the plot. But it was all in vain. He finally had to give into the cuts. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil was passed with a U/A certificate. 

As well all know, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil will have to fight another battle. This one will be at the box-office as the film is releasing alongside Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay on 28 October.