Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan have been in news for the ban on Pakistani artistes in India. Now, the two stars have reportedly been banned from entertaining any interview for the time being as it might create more trouble for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM) and Raees.
It has been reported that the makers of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Raees have banned Fawad and Mahira respectively from talking to media or giving any interviews.
"The makers of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Raees have banned Fawad Khan, Imran (Imran Abbas Naqvi) and Mahira Khan from giving any interviews. All the three stars have been given clear instructions that everywhere they go, they will be asked about the issue but they should avoid it. In fact, the makers have told them not to interact with the media because they don't want their view to be misconstrued, which could spoil things further," Bollywoodlife quoted a source as saying.
There was a strong opposition by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) regarding the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil due to the presence of Pakistani actor Fawad. The protest is in the wake of Uri terror attacks that had caused death of 19 soldiers of the Indian Army.
However, the issue was resolved after director Karan Johar, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and MNS chief Raj Thackeray collectively decided that producers who have cast Pakistani artistes have to pay Rs 5 crore to the Indian Army fund.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil features Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma and Fawad Khan. On the other side, Raees features Shah Rukh Khan in lead.