Pakistani actor Fawad Khan returned home from India on Tuesday in the wake of protests by an extremist group in Mumbai, Indian media reported.
Fawad Khan was in India to promote his upcoming film ‘Ae Dil He Mushkil’.
An Indian newspaper quoting a source in Karan Johar’s production house said that Fawad left India as his wife is about to deliver a baby in September.
An extremist party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had given a 48-hour deadline to Pakistani artists to leave India.
According to reports in the Indian media, the extremist group said if Pakistani artists failed to leave they would be ‘pushed out’ from the country.
The MNS will also block the release of movies starring Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan in Maharashtra, it was reported.
This threat by the extremist group follows that from an Indian blogger Soumyadipta Banerjee who in a post told Pakistani actor Fawad Khan to leave the country.
In the past, Pakistani artists have received threats from Indian extremists groups. Pakistani singer Ghullam Ali was forced to cancel his performance in Mumbai because of Shiv Sena.
In 2015, Indian extremist party Shiv Sena had threatened Pakistani actors Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan from promoting their movies in Maharashtra.