Imran Abbas had urged people to watch Ae Dil Hai Mushkil while lamenting on Facebook how he isn’t sure his scenes will make the final cut. He was afraid his scenes from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil will get chopped owing to the ban on Pakistani artistes after the Uri attack. After the film’s release he again mentioned on Facebook that four of his scenes were canned.

Imran plays Anushka’s family friend in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil who goes on a double date with Ranbir and Lisa Haydon. There are perhaps two scenes of him in the film and a song. He is part of the breakup song, which is also a double date sequence. Imran posted a video of him practicing the moves of the song on his Facebook account. Watching that someone commented below saying, “Let’s see you dance tomorrow.” To this he replied, “4 scenes are not even in the movie!!! Enjoy the remaining few ones.”