A source close to the film revealed that Fawad Khan was indeed a part of the film. In fact he had even shot for his part with director Neeraj Pandey and lead actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The equation between Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni was an integral part of the film. And a week before the film’s release Fawad was still a part of the film, in fact would was supposed to be a surprise package for the fans of both Virat and Fawad. However, the Uri attacks happened and soon after the Pakistani artistes issue became a debate thanks to political parties who not only asked a ban on these artistes but also films that would feature them. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil faced the wrath of this episode with MNS issuing a threat to all Pak actors either to leave India or be thrown out.