The news buzz around the media corners is about the movie “ADHM” which has caught itself in various controversies recently. It’s not a new fact that after the Uri attack the situation of India is totally against Pakistan. This detestation has even covered the movie grounds too.
If we consider the buzz around the movie, days before Karan Johar’s film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil lands in theaters, it has received banning news. The Cinema Owners Exhibitors Association of India (COEAI), after a conference on October 14, has made an agenda to not to screen any film starring Pakistani artistes. This applies to single-screen theatres in four states — Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Goa.
Well, ADHM also stars Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, well, the controversial banning notice and boycott affiliations are running because of his presence in the movie. It is said that the movie will face some serious problems because of its cast. Well, Fawad Khan is now targeted from various political parties that confirm that any movie with Pakistani artists will not be allowed to get released.
Bollywood viewers were beholding frontward to an exciting box office clash on the releasing date amid Johar’s film and Ajay Devgan’s self-directed Shivaay. The COEAI announcement now puts a question mark on the release of Johar’s film. Karan Johar’s office was unwilling to issue a comment when contacted. “We are not ready with a statement for the media at this point,” a spokesperson said.
Diwali conventionally scripts the main weekend for the film trade and is usually earmarked for the most important releases. While not releasing Johar’s film would absolutely affect the film trade negatively. There was speculation that Karan Johar may replace Fawad in his film ADHM, but a source in Dharma, his production house, confirmed that the actor would not be dropped.
Well, let’s hope for the best at this moment.