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Varun Dhawan, Paresh Rawal support Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

A day after theatre owners and exhibitors in Mumbai said they will not screen films involving artists and technicians from Pakistan, Karan Johar has found support in Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan and Paresh Rawal.

bollywood Updated: Oct 15, 2016 17:21 IST
HT Correspondent
Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

A day after theatre owners and exhibitors in Mumbai said they will not screen films with artistes and technicians from Pakistan, director Karan Johar -- whose film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil stars Pakistani actor Fawad Khan -- found support in Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan and Paresh Rawal. Filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala too come forward in support of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

Karan Johar will be among the first ones in Bollywood to bear the brunt of the worsening ties between India and Pakistan as his next directorial venture Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is slated to hit theatres on October 28.

Reacting to the ongoing debate and chaos, Paresh Rawal took to Twitter to support Karan. In a series of tweets, he wrote, “Terrorists have claimed one more life...the solidarity of Indian film industry! Pak artist got their money n travelled club class n safely went back home ... N we punish our own producers for no fault of theirs .Think ? Situ was diff whn pak artist wer hired so u can’t blame our produ but now in future nobody would hire them even if UN passes the resolution.”

Varun Dhawan and Sajid Nadiadwala, too, extended their support for the timely release of Ae DIl Hai Mushkil. Speaking at the DVD launch of their recent release Dishoom, Sajid said, “Whatever India is going through, we know and are totally with Indian army. The industry has collectively decided not to work with Pakistani artists and technicians for now. But Karan’s film (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil) was made two years ago when the situation was totally different. We would like to request all concerned authorities that he (KJo) is an Indian citizen and an Indian should not suffer at the hands of another Indian.”

Varun, who was present at the event, said, “I totally agree with Sajid and I stand by him.”

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