Fawad Leaves India, Protest Outside Karan Johar’s House


Mumbai: Pakistani Actor Fawad Khan returned back home from India on Tuesday as per reporting by Geo News (Pakistan).

News agency ANI reported that Fawad Khan returned back to Pakistan in the wake of protests by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS).

Fawad is a part of filmmaker Karan Johar’s upcoming big Diwali release Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which releases in October end. Karan had earlier said that the Pakistani actor won’t be a part of his film’s promotions because Fawad was expecting his second child and wanted to be with his wife during the time.

This threat comes in the wake of the deadly terrorist attack in Uri which killed 18 soldiers when terrorists attacked an army base camp. The army later on neutralized the 4 terrorists.

Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla said on Tuesday over the Pak artists controversy that, “We are not trying to fix problems by the roots, we need to change the way people think. Humaari buddhi bhrasht ho rahi hai, yahi ho raha hai.”

The MNS workers protested outside filmmaker Karan Johar’s residence on Tuesday. According to ANI, police have beefed up security arrangements to deal with the situation.

The director, who has been facing threats from the film wing of the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for casting Pakistani actors in his films (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is Fawad Khan’s second film with Johar’s production house), said banning the actors wasn’t a solution to what is a complex geopolitical problem.

He said, “I understand the anger and the anguish that surround us and I empathize, my heart bleeds for the lost lives. There is nothing that can justify this terrible feeling of terror. Then you are faced in a situation such as this (asking for ban on Pakistani artistes). If this was truly a solution, then one would take it.”

On Friday, Raj Thackeray’s MNS had given a 48-hour deadline to all Pakistani artistes in India to leave the country by 25 September. The group also threatened to boycott Karan Johar’s film upon release.