“There Was No Need For Karan Johar To Apologize So Helplessly” – Naseeruddin Shah On The ADHM Row

Naseeruddin Shah and Karan Johar

Naseeruddin Shah and Karan Johar

The most recent person to address the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil row is Naseeruddin Shah. It’s no news that the movie has been in hot waters, owing to the heightened India-Pakistan tensions. During a book launch in Mumbai, the actor was questioned about his opinion on the issue. He stressed on the fact that artistes are easy targets and that although he is no fan of Karan Johar, he will watch the movie because creativity should always be encouraged.

Here’s what he said:

Mujhe lagta hai industry bahut aasan target hai. Logo ko attack karne mein itna hi mazaa aata hai jitna filmein dekhne mein aati hai. Humne Pakistan se diplomatic relations nahi tode hai. Na hamari Pakistan se jung ho rahi hai. Sirf artistes ko target kiya jaa raha hai – jo ki basically aman aur mohabbat ka paigam leke aa rahe hai. Woh isiliye ke bahut aasan nishaana hai artistes. Mere khyaal se jo shoorveer unko maarne ki aur theatre jalaane ki dhamkiya de rahe hai, unko sarhad pe jaake dushmano ke camps jalaana chahiye. Iss film ko censor ne certificate diya hai, toh kyun nahi release honi chahiye? Ispe rukaavat kyun aana chahiye? Aur main, Karan ka koi fan nahi hoon par yeh film main zaroor dekhoonga, kyun ki mujhe lagta hai ki aise kisi bhi creative insaan ko support karna chahiye jo apna kaam dikhaana chahta hai. Haala ke, government ne bhi pura aashvaasan diya hai ke woh iss film ko release karne degi. Toh yeh Karan Johar ne jo gid gida ke maafi maangi hai, mere khyaal mein iski koi zarurat nahi thi.”

This translates to:

The film industry is a very easy target. People enjoy attacking Bollywood as much as they enjoy watching the movies. We have not broken any diplomatic ties with Pakistan, neither are we waging war against Pakistan – only the artistes are getting targeted, who basically come with the message of love and peace. I think it’s basically because artistes are easy to target. The CBFC has given ADHM a certificate so why should it not release? I’m no fan of Karan Johar, but I will definitely watch this movie because I think a creative person who is keen on displaying his/her work, should be supported. Even the government has now allowed the film to release so I don’t think Karan should have apologized as helplessly as he did.”

What are your thoughts?

Source : http://www.missmalini.com/2016/10/22/no-need-karan-johar-apologize-helplessly-naseeruddin-shah-adhm-row/

Breaking! Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil FINALLY gets a go ahead from MNS chief Raj Thackeray – read latest update

Ae dil hai mushkil

Ae dil hai mushkil

Phew! So finally we can safely say that there’ll be no protests against Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil on the release day i.e on this October 28. Yes! MNS chief Raj Thackeray met Mukesh Bhatt, Karan Johar and the board of filmmakers at CM Devendra Fadnavis’ office this morning where MNS has fortunately come to an agreement they will NOT OPPOSE ADHM’s release. That’s right! Can you believe it? 5 days ahead of the release and Karan Johar finally manages to get a go ahead from MNS – whatta a sigh of relief.

Not to mention, from the minutes of this crucial meeting we’ve also got to learn that Mukesh Bhatt on behalf of all the other filmmakers of Bollywood has assured that the industry will not work with any Pakistani artists in the future. In fact, talking about Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in specific, Mukesh added, “Karan will display a slate of tribute for URi martyrs before Ae Dil Hai Mushkil starts playing out in the screens. Fair deal right?

The meeting has just come to an end and we hear Raj Thackeray is now planning to also hold a press con to address the media regarding the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil controversy, later today. We believe this press conference will not only clarify that there’ll be no protests against Ae Dil Hai Mushkil but also notify the audiences that they can unhesitantly go and watch the film at their nearby theatres. But with that said, will Fawad Khan be ever allowed in India again? NEVER!

If the above verdict is anything to go by, it certainly looks like there’s going to be no space for Fawad or for that matter any Pakistani artiste in India henceforth. Let’s see what more does Raj Thackrey have to say in addition to this. Until then keeping watching this space for latest updates on the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil row – the film which stars Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma and of course, Fawad Khan.

Stay tuned for more!

Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in Ae Dil HaiMushkil

Three songs of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil have come out and we cannot decide which one we love more! All the tracks are absolutely wondrous but for some reason, Channa Mereya is the closest to my heart. Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma have acted beautifully and are doing complete justice to the soulful number. But guess what? Though both of them look fabulous in the video, it seems Anushka had a rather tough time behind the scenes. The lehenga that she’s seen wearing during the sequence weighs 20 kilos! Obviously, it was quite difficult for the actress to carry so much weight.

What’s more, Channa Mereye was shot on the first floor of a palace and therefore, Ms. Sharma had to take the stars at least 25-30 times a day. That’s because she had to go downstairs and then climb all the way up during every break between shots. And the song was shot over a span of 4 days. Poor Anushka!

But all’s well that ends well. And considering she has managed to weave magic on screen, it was all worth it!

Source: http://www.missmalini.com/2016/10/06/shooting-channa-mereya-extremely-painful-anushka-sharma/