Ae Dil Hai Mushkil row: Pakistan Film Exhibitors Association softens stand on Indian films

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Days before its release on Friday, another roadblock before Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM) seemed to have cleared with the Pakistan Film Exhibitors Association (PFEA) hinting at a climbdown from its earlier position of banning the release of Indian films in Pakistan.

At a meeting of its members this afternoon, the PFEA discussed the matter in the wake of Indian Army’s statement slamming the MNS’s demand for a donation of Rs 5 crore to the Army fund as a tribute to the soldiers who died in the Uri attack.

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“India is allowing the release of ADHM and that too without editing Fawad Khan’s role. And the statement by the Indian Army also assures us that the attempt is to resolve issues, not escalate them,” said Zoraiz Lashari, head of PFEA. The decision, he admitted, is also an economic one. “No one stands to gain by banning films. It will hurt the film industries on either side of the border,” Lashari added.

However, he said the decision to lift the self-imposed ban was not final.

“We will have one more meeting tomorrow, because the Indian film industry’s ban on working with Pakistani artistes still stands, but things look positive as of now,” he said.

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If PFEA decides in favour of releasing Indian films in Pakistan, ADHM and Shivaay will hit Pakistani screen this Friday, alongside India.

As a reaction to the PFEA’s softening of stand, the Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association of India (COEAI), too, is considering releasing ADHM in its theatres. Nitin Datar, president of COEAI, told The Indian Express that the matter seems to have been largely resolved, which is prompting the members to consider releasing the film in their theatres.

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