Published Dec 15, 2016 03:37pm

Fawad Khan's deleted scene from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil just got leaked!

Remember that fleeting glimpse of Fawad Khan and Anushka Sharma's embrace in the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil trailer? Here's a refresher:

The two were together in the trailer, but this scene wasn't in the movie
The two were together in the trailer, but this scene wasn't in the movie

A reel of deleted scenes from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil just got released, and it reminds us that that embrace (along with the larger scene it was a part of) never made it to the final cut of the film!

Spoiler In the scene, Fawad and Anushka are enjoying an evening stroll, while she tells him of her plan to visit Ranbir and his girlfriend Aishwarya.

The reel also shows other deleted scenes between Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka and Ranbir and Aishwarya. Watch it here:

While scenes are sacrificed on the editing table in the interest of a crisp storyline all the time, the deletion of the Fawad-Anushka sequence suggests that perhaps the Pakistani actor did indeed suffer from the Pak-India political tensions.

When relations between Pakistan and India soured after the Uri attacks, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) political party launched a campaign against Pakistani artists, leading to an informal ban on them working in India. Karan Johar also paid INR5 crores as penance and issued a video statement promising to not cast Pakistanis in his films in the future.

However, in subsequent interviews, Karan Johar has denied cutting Fawad's role in the film.

He said in an interview, "When people say that I find it so silly. His exact screen time is nine minutes, but even if he was there for 15, the protests would not have been any less. [Laughs] I didn’t cut his role. This is all he was meant to do in the film."

Sigh, but it looks like there could have been more Fawad Khan in the film after all!


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Awesome Lyrics Dec 15, 2016 04:00pm

Good that we did not release the movie here, and wont do the same in future. Our cinema halls are doing great business

kARACHI MACHARS Dec 15, 2016 04:27pm

It is the prerogative of the director to decide what he feels is the best final cut.

kerala Dec 15, 2016 04:35pm

Why pakistan always looking at Indian film industry for promotion of their actors? Do develop your own industry

whats in the name Dec 15, 2016 04:49pm

@Awesome Lyrics: Great to hear... Good for you , Good for us. So Good for every body...

hammad Dec 15, 2016 05:34pm

@Awesome Lyrics Lets face it, they all the empty. I live in the same country as you. The difference I am speaking the truth.

Realist Dec 15, 2016 07:08pm

@hammad I differ. Last three movies (two Hollywood and one Pakistani) that I saw were all house full. Anyways, a little less business for a few cinema owners would have hardly mattered anyway.

Hyder Dec 15, 2016 09:27pm


Another slap on the face of Indian democracy!!!


Gohar Dec 16, 2016 07:37am

@Kerala, that goes same to the Indian Film Industries, go and find your own actors ;)

shubs Dec 16, 2016 10:32am

@Hyder "Another slap on the face of Indian democracy!!!"

facepalm Yeh editing a movie is also related to Indian democracy. Grow up guys.

Alanore Dec 16, 2016 11:12am

Only one scene was edited. It wouldn't have made any difference he wasnt the main lead anyway.

zafar Dec 16, 2016 04:43pm

@Gohar what do u think the ban on pakistani actors means? should never have shown pity & given roles to ur actors anyways.

Alam Dec 17, 2016 05:13pm

@kerala Thank opened our eyes now we will go to develop our own