New Delhi, Oct 20: "The Home Minister has assured us that the movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil will be released without any violence," producer Mukesh Bhatt said.
Bhatt, who met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with several other producers, sought protection for the release of Karan Johar's movie which has been mired in controversy as a Pakistan actor is part of its star cast.
During the meeting with the home minister, the producers sought his help to ensure that the movie releases across the country without any violence. Singh assured the producers of the same and extended his support.
Several groups have come out in protest against the movie and threatened to stall the release of the film. Although Karan Johar had appealed to protesters to allow the release of his movie, none were impressed.
In fact groups have threatened to attack movie theatres if the film is released. Several single screen theatres in the country have said that they would not release the movie.
Protesters had said that following the Uri attack in which India lost 19 of its brave soldiers, there was never any condemnation by Pakistani actors including Fawad Khan. Following the attack, Fawad Khan left for Pakistan. Although he issued a statement from there, protesters said that the reaction was not instant, but a forced.
A few days back Karan Johar had released a video in which he was seen appealing to let his movie release.
He said that he was patriotic and also promised that he would never work with any Pakistani actor again. However, protesters didn't seem impressed. They said that the reaction has come too late.
Moreover it would not be right to release a movie starring a Pakistan actor when relations with Pakistan have fallen to an all time low. "They cannot kill our people on one hand and also allow their actors to earn Indian money," the protesters have also said.