The producers of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil today met Mumbai’s top police officials seeking protection for the theatres to screen it.
A team from Johar’s Dharma Productions along with filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt met Mumbai Police Commissioner Dattaray Padsalgikar and Joint Police Commissioner Deven Bharti, and sought protection for the theatres to screen to soon-to-be-released film.
“Mumbai police will provide adequate protection to cinema theatres as and when required,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Ashok Dudhe said.
The Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena had yesterday said it would intensify its opposition to Karan Johar’s film as it features Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. They issued a veiled threat of vandalism to the multiplexes if they screened it.
“We will oppose the screening of the movie everywhere in the state. If any multiplex operator dares to screen the film, they (operators) should remember that multiplexes are decorated with expensive glass sheets,” MNS leader Amey Khopkar had said yesterday.
We will also oppose Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Raees’ though it is slated to release in January,”
The Karan Johar directed Ae Dil Hai Mushkil stars Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya RaiBachchan and Anushka Sharma in lead roles and also features Fawad Khan.