The Raj Thackeray-led MNS have said they won't let the film release in Maharashtra because it co-stars Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. Asked about this, Ranbir said: "I can speak about my film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Other than this, I don't know anything about other rumours"
Director Mudassar Aziz claimed there is nothing in the film to defame Pakistan, adding it in fact brings out the positives of the place
"If someone wants a Pakistani actor who can portray a role better, nobody can put a constraint. Bollywood has a huge number of fans in Pakistan and earns a good share of income from the neighbouring country," said Salman Khan