Ae Dil Hai Mushkil opened in October after weeks of controversy over the casting of Fawad. The Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) led protests against the film, in light of the terror attack in Uri. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil was allowed to release after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis intervened. Team Ae Dil Hai Mushkil claimed then that Fawad's role wasn't being cut short - it seems from this video that he did have at least one scene that didn't make it to the final cut.
Video: Watch Ae Dil Hai Mushkil's deleted scenes here:
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Karan Johar's first film as director since Student Of The Year, is a story of unrequited love, loss and longing. Ranbir Kapoor plays Ayan, who falls in love with Anushka Sharma's Alizeh but is friend-zoned by her. Alizeh's heart beats for Ali, played by Fawad Khan in an extended special appearance. Ayan then falls for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's character Saba, a sultry older woman.
The film released on October 28 and did well at the box office, giving Ranbir Kapoor a crucial hit film.