Karan Johar has decided not to invite Fawad Khan for the promotions of his upcoming venture Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in India, after protests and threats from extremist political party Shiv Sena.

With direct threats to Pakistani actors, specifically Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan, producers including Karan Johar, Farhan Akhtar and Riteish Sidhwani are reported to plan to exclude said actors from promotions and shoots in India for their own safety.

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Fawad Khan won a huge amount of fans with his debut as the suave prince in Khoobsurat only to bag more big banner projects, including Johar’s Kapoor and Sons and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

However, due to increasing threats from anti-Pakistan extremists, the actor will not be able to take part in any local movie promotions.

Karan Johar himself has been criticized by Shiv Sena for simply having used the word Bombay instead of Mumbai previously.


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On the other hand, producers of Shahrukh Khan’s upcoming movie ‘Raees’ are also planning to shoot Mahira Khan’s scenes in Dubai or at least not in Mumbai.