According to a report in DNA, veteran actress Shabana Azmi is shocked by the deal that Karan Johar seems to have struck with Raj Thackeray for the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
Shabana was quoted sayig, “ADHM has been passed by the Censor Board. Home Minister Rajnath Singh promised safe passage for the film’s release. The matter should have ended there. The role of the Maharashtra Chief Minister was clear. He had to ensure that law and order is enforced. Instead, he brokers a deal between the producers and Raj Thackeray who places a price of Rs 5 crores for display of patriotism? What a shameful state of affairs and such a blatant expression of double-speak for which the Sangh Parivar is notorious!”
She added, “The BJP should demand an explanation from Devendra Fadnavis for disrespecting the Home Minister’s words. Is Raj Thackeray going to decide whether I am patriotic or not? I abide by the Indian constitution. Raj Thackeray does not. His patriotism should be up for questioning.”