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New Delhi, Oct. 27 (PTI): Actor Sidharth Malhotra today said he was happy Ae Dil Hai Mushkil had been assured a “peaceful release” but added that he did not see the promise to ban Pakistani actors as a “solution” and hoped the authorities would step in to find one.
“It is unfortunate how our industry is getting involved in bigger national issues, which I feel films were never a part of. I feel the film industry has always stood against terrorism and we do not promote it,” the actor said.
The Karan Johar film, which features Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in a cameo, was caught in a storm after the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) threatened to stall the release of movies with Pakistani actors.
At a meeting with the Producers’ Guild at the residence of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, Thackeray said he would allow the release if the producers of any film featuring Pakistani actors paid Rs 5 crore to the Army Welfare Fund and promised not to hire any Pakistani artistes in future. The producers agreed.
“We do respect what the Producers Guild have decided but that being said I don’t think this is the solution and I hope our authorities do something to resolve the issue. I hope in future things will be peaceful and happy again. We keep making good content and releasing films without offending anybody culturally or creatively,” Malhotra said today.
The 31-year-old actor, who made his Bollywood debut with Johar’s Student of the Year, said his grandfather was in the army and he feels soldiers don’t care about films being released.
“My grandfather was in the army. Soldiers are not concerned what film is coming in the theatres. They are concerned about their country and what is happening to the people. I think we are not looking at the bigger picture, this is a very small part of it,” he said.
The actor pointed out that “the filmmaker (Johar) had made the film in different climate. It takes at least one year to complete a film and that actor (Fawad) had a release with me which people have loved and liked”.
“We all are really excited that the film is releasing, otherwise, it would have been very unfortunate,” he said.
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