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ADHM row: Govt. should lay down policy regarding alignment with Pakistan, says Congress

Updated: Oct 20, 2016 15:55 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 20 (ANI): The Congress on Thursday said the government should lay down a formal policy regarding the alignment of India with Pakistan following the controversy surrounding the release the of Karan Johar's movie 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' for featuring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.

"It should not be a matter of scoring or debating point. I think it is important that a general policy is laid down informally. The government can even do that formally. Whether we should be align with Pakistan or not," Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi told ANI.

Singhvi said that it is important for make a uniform policy and build some kind of consensus must emerge as it cannot be selective.

The Film and Television Producers Guild of India member met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today concerning the release of Karan Johar's next movie and have been assured to receive full security to exhibitors of the movie.

The movie is scheduled to be released on October 28.

Dharma Productions' Apurva Mehta, Fox Star Studios' Vijay Singh and Babul Supriyo was present with Mukesh Bhatt in the meeting, while Karan Johar was not part of the delegation.

After situation between India and Pakistan worsened, many political parties and that Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) have been demanding a ban on KJo's film that also stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma.

In an emotional video statement, Johar earlier on Tuesday expressed a "deep sense of hurt and pain" by the charge of being anti-national.

"I condemn terror in the strongest terms, I respect our Army, for me, the country comes first," the 44-year-old said.

"The reason why I remained silent is because of a deep sense of pain," he added. (ANI)

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