'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' Mohammed Rafi controversy: Here's what Vidhu Vinod Chopra has to say

The MNS led by Raj Thackeray had threatened to stall the release of the film after the IMPPA (Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association) urged its members not to engage with talent from the other side of the border following the Uri terror attack that killed 19 Indian soldiers.

Last Updated: Nov 05, 2016, 11:32 AM IST
'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' Mohammed Rafi controversy: Here's what Vidhu Vinod Chopra has to say

New Delhi: Controversies doesn't seem to end for Karan Johar's latest release 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'. The movie has now attracted a lot of uninvited attention for allegedly insulting legendary singer Mohammed Rafi. Recently, when filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra was asked to comment on the same, he completely distanced  himself from it.

"I don't watch Hindi Films these days. The film which you have mentioned, I haven't seen it, neither I have any interest to see," he was quoted as saying by IANS.

Earlier, Rafi's son Shahid criticised the film's director Karan for including a dialogue in the film that he found insulting to his star father.

In the movie, actress Anushka Sharma says, "Mohammed Rafi gaate nahi, rote the (Mohammed Rafi used to cry, not sing)."

A few weeks back, 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' also faced a huge backlash from some sections of Indian society for featuring Pakistani sensation Fawad Khan.

The MNS led by Raj Thackeray had threatened to stall the release of the film after the IMPPA (Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association) urged its members not to engage with talent from the other side of the border following the Uri terror attack that killed 19 Indian soldiers.

Nonetheless, the issue was settled after a tripartite meeting between film producers, the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and MNS.