Fawad Khan not finalised for Salman Khan's production venture Jugalbandi. Pictured: Fawad Khan during the success party of Kapoor & Sons in Mumbai, 2016.
Pictured: Fawad Khan.IANS

The makers of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil have released a new song titled Channa Mereya and it has received positive response from the fans. The song video features Ranbir Kapoor along with Anushka Sharma, but reports suggest that Fawad Khan's appearance has been chopped off.

It has been reported that Fawad was in the song video Channa Mereya, but his parts were edited out owing to protests from Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS).

"Since the controversy around Pakistani artists has picked up pace, the makers didn't want to complicate things and hence decided to edit Fawad's scenes in the song so that there is no new controversy," Pinkvilla quoted a source as saying.

"There was an engagement scene in Channa Mereya between Anushka and Fawad, which has been edited. Only one frame of him hugging Ranbir and Anushka is now retained in the song," the source added.

However, the mentioned scene does not even show Fawad's face. Following the terrorist attack at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, MNS had warned all Pakistani actors and actresses to leave India.

The group has also demanded that all scenes of Fawad from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil be cut out or else they will not allow the release of the film.