Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has come out in support of Karan Johar, whose upcoming directorial venture Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, featuring Fawad Khan, is facing trouble after cinema owners association decided to stall the release of movies starring Pakistani actors.
Cinema Owners Exhibitors Association of India (COEAI) on Friday announced that they would not screen movies starring Pakistani actors in the four states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Goa.
“The world must learn from us. We solve all our problems by blaming it on movies and banning it #ADHM. With you on this @karanjohar [sic],” Kashyap tweeted.
Johar’s movie stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead.
The decision taken by COEAI mainly covers single screen theatres and comes amid tension between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of the Uri attack last month.
Johar tweeted, “See you at the cinemas on the 28th of this month! #AeDilKiDiwali”.
Many industry people including Om Puri, Shyam Benegal, Vikram Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt and Censor Board chief Pahalaj Nihalani have slammed the ban on the release of the film which has completed production.