Mukesh Bhatt, president of the Film & Television Guild of India, had met the Union minister this morning to discuss the safety concerns over the release of Johar's film.
Union minister Rajnath Singh assures Karan Johar safe release for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Mumbai - 20 Oct 2016 15:51 IST
The assurances for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil are growing by the day. After the Mumbai police stepped in by arresting MNS workers for protesting against the film, Union home minister Rajnath Singh has delivered assurances that proper safety measures will be taken during the film's release. Singh met with Apoorva Mehta, CEO of Dharma Productions, Union minister Babul Supriyo and Mukesh Bhatt, President of the Film & Television Guild of India today.
Speaking to the media after the meeting, Babul Supriyo said, "We want to request MNS to let the films, which have been made now to get released without a problem as a lot of money has been put behind it by our producers. From now on, we won't let Pakistani artists to work in our nation, till the time the situation improves."
Bhatt said, "We are entertainers. All we asked for is a chance to do our job. It would be best for everyone." Bhatt also refused to ask for a ban in return for Pakistan's decision to ban Indian film screenings in their country. "It makes no difference to us." he said, "Our films receive global releases."
Recently, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had stepped up in support of Johar's film promising strict action against anyone 'who will take law into their own hands'.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is set to release on 28 October.