Karan Johar‘s next Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is in trouble after the recent Uri attacks, following which there has been a lot of controversy surrounding Pakistani artistes. Many including Fawad Khanhave been asked to leave the country.
BJP asserted that Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which stars Fawad will release only if his role is completely chopped off. In an interview with NDTV, Karan spoke about the issue.
Here are a few excerpts:
“I feel vulnerable and scared while even saying this. I completely feel the pain and anger. If my film is targeted because of this, it will make me exceptionally sad because my intent was to put out a product out of love and nothing else.”
He also said:
“I beseech everyone to look at it holistically and understand the situation, that there is a larger situation here and it has nothing to do with banning talent. I am just a filmmaker, telling a love story.”
He further spoke about feeling vulnerable:
“Today I feel, I am a vulnerable soft target. I have faced it, felt the repercussions of it in the past and I have constantly combated that.”
Lastly, he said:
“Sometimes, you just want to fold your hands and say, ‘We are a creative industry. Please leave us alone. We make movies, we spread love. There are millions in the world, in our country who are happy with the work we do, allow us that. I think we should not be those soft targets anymore. We don’t matter in the scheme of things but we can make things happier and better.”
Well said, Karan. We totally agree!