Senior film producer Mukesh Bhatt (President of Film & Television Producers Guild of India) met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh this morning to discuss the release of Karan Johar's film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. He was accompanied by Apoorva Mehta, CEO of Dharma Productions and Union Minister Babul Supriyo.
Rajnath Singh has assured the producers that the film will be screened across the country without any violence. The Union Home Minister also assured that all cinemas would get police protection.
Mukesh Bhatt said, "As a delegation, I came to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh as we were afraid that the law and order situation is going out of control especially in Mumbai. So we requested the Home Ministry to give as an assurance and tell the Chief Ministers of the state to make sure that the law and order remains intact during the release of our film 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' on October 28."
Feeling satisfied after the meeting, he said, "The ministry has assured us that we will get all support needed for the safe release of the film. We want to celebrate Diwali like we do and I am confident that I am safe and secure as the government has assured us their 100 percent support. The families need not worry regarding their safety during their visit to watch the film.
Many political parties and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) have been demanding a ban on Ae Dil Hai Mushkil since it stars Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.