Tensions between the neighbours grew post the URI attacks. The aftermath of the political tensions between the countries has still not ended and is affecting ‘ART’ every now and then. Pakistani cinemas have now finally started screening Indian films but India, on the other hand has no plans to lift the ban imposed on Pakistani artists.
MNS had previously threatened to stop Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’s release and the film could only get a safe release after the director of the film, Karan Johar donated INR 5 crore. Raees on the other hand is safe from the MNS threat for now since Shah Rukh Khan had assured the MNS leader that Mahira Khan will not be coming to India for Raees promotions.
According to the Indian Express, On December 19th, the MNS refused to lift the ban on Pakistani Artists.
“Though Pakistan resume screening of Indian cinema, our stand will remain unchanged, until Pak stops attacks on Indian lands,” Ameya Khopkar, who heads the cinema wing of the MNS, said in a tweet.