Karan Johar finally speaks on Ae Dil Hai Mushkil movie controversy..
Many political parties like MNS (Maharashtra Navnirman Sena) has boycotted Karan Johar’s movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil due to cast of Pakistani actor like Fawad Khan which has created lots on issue on the movie release. Looks like things are not good for the directory when Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association boycotted the film fearing protests and damage to their properties.
In the middle of all Karan Johar also met the joint commissioner of Mumbai police and has now officially spoken about this issue in video clip. He said too much negativity about his movie is actually affecting him. Karan further added that he has deeply hurt because some people think that he is an anti-national.
The directory said,
For me, my country comes first and nothing else matters to me but that. I have always felt that the best way to express my patriotism is through love and that is what I have tried to do with my films.
Here is the official statement of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil movie director Karan Johar,
There has been some talk about why I remained silent for the past two weeks. Today I would like to clarify that the reason why I remained silent is because of the deep sense of hurt and the deep sense of pain that I felt because a few people actually felt that I am anti-national. I need to say this and say this with strength that my country comes first. I have always felt that the best way to express your patriotism is to spread love and that’s all I have ever tried to do through my work and cinema.
When I shot my film, ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ in September to December last year, the climate was completely different, the circumstances were completely different. There were efforts made by our government for peaceful relation with the neighbouring country and I respected those efforts then. I respect and understand the sentiments today. I under the sentiments because I feel the same. Going forward, I would like to say that of course I would not engage with talent from Pakistan given the circumstance. But with that same energy I would want you to know one thing that over 300 Indian people in my crew have put their blood, sweats and tears in my film and I don’t think it is fair to them to face any sort of turbulence. I respect the Indian army, I salute the Indian army for everything they do to protect us. I respect them will all my heart and I say I condemn any form of terrorism and especially the terrorism that possess threat to the people in my country and me. I just hope all of you understand the situation we are in and respect the fact that we love and respect our country over and above anything else.”