Amid raging controversies, Jammu theatres welcome ADHM

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Nagender Jamwal

Amid soaring controversies over the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM) across the nation, Jammu theaters express delight and excitement on the release of the movie.
Jammuites welcome Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM) which is all set to hit theaters in Jammu on this Friday (October 28).
In an exclusive talk with Newspoint, cinema authorities in Jammu said there is no ban in Jammu and they all are set to release the movie on October 28 in all the multiplex theatres, said Shashi Pal manager, from KC multiplex theatre.
He said, “We have nothing to take with anyone, clears that there is no controversy in Jammu as such and people in Jammu booked the tickets online and very much eagerly to watch this movie.”
State President Shiv Sena (Bala Sahib Thackery), Dimpy Kohli said, “He has no direction from the party high command regarding the movie for its release in Jammu, as already party has cleared its screening in theatres in all over India and now they have no issue with the movie.” Kohli further cleared that if party high command issues any directions then the party activists act according to orders.”
Earlier, the controversy erupted after Pakistan sponsored militants attacked the army base camp at Uri wherein 20 army men were killed and dozens were injured. After that Maharashtra Navnirman (MNS) opposed the Pakistan actors and put banned on those films in which Pakistan actors did work. But after meeting with film makers, MNS gave green signal to the release of Karan
Johar’s upcoming movie ADHM but the Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association (COEA) President, Nitin Datar has refused to support the movie. In ADHM Pakistani star Fawad Khan is a pivotal role and will be the first such film to hit the theatres after the escalated tension between the two countries in the aftermath of Uri attack.
COEAI after a meeting on October 14, has decided not to screen any film starring Pakistani artistes. This applies to single-screen theatres in four states – Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Goa.
COEAI’s president Nitin Datar said that the decision was not taken under any political pressure, but rather, keeping public sentiment in mind.

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