‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, that features Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, ran into trouble after Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) said it won’t allow release of any movie in India that featured Pakistani artistes.
MNS ended their protest against Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Raees on Saturday morning after a closed-door meeting between party supremo Raj Thackeray, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, Karan Johar, Mukesh Bhatt and others.
“Every producer who has cast a Pakistani actor must contribute Rs 5 crore to the Army welfare fund,” MNS chief Raj Thackeray said after the meeting.
But Karan is ultimately the winner. Our secret reporter conducted a survey to find out how were the 5 Cr Rs used by the families of the army men. It is found that most of them have done advance booking of ADHM shows in their respective cities. This way the money spent by Karan will come back to Karan.
This is a smart way to buy nationalism. Raj Thackery even got free tickets for the movie as a reward for suggesting such a formula to Karan. Well, if the movie was worth spending that much of money on or not is still subject to reviews at the end of the day.
But as usual, Karan Johar is a winner.