Its almost been a month since Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and its director Karan Johar started receiving threats of violence from political party, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS). Even Karan Johar's video statement requesting for calm so that the film can be released made no difference.
In a last ditch measure, a delegation led by Film & Television Producers Guild of India president Mukesh Bhatt and Apoorva Mehta from Dharma Productions met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi on Thursday seeking support for the smooth release of the film.
Speaking after the meeting, Bhatt said:
Karan Johar has also appealed to CM Devendra Fadnavis, who has also promised firm action against those who break the law. Fadnavis in a press statement said, "Police has taken very strict action on MNS today. Twelve members of he MNS who had gone to Metro cinema to threaten them have been sent to judicial custody till November 4".
The Mumbai Police has arrested 12 MNS activists who had gone to the Metro multiplex in south Mumbai to threaten the theatre management not to screen the film.
On Tuesday, Mukesh Bhatt, Anupama Chopra from the Mumbai Film Festival and the CEO of Fox Star India, which is one of the producers of the film, approached the police.
Post the meeting Mumbai Police assured security against threats.
In a statement to the media, Ashok Dudhe, DCP of Mumbai Police has confirmed. "We Mumbai Police will provide adequate protection to cinema theatres as and when required."
The film is scheduled for release on October 28.
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