After the Pulwama incident, many Indian film makers have been expressing their nationalist sentiments and claiming that they will not be releasing their films in Pakistan. The first one to stop the release of a film in Pakistan was Ajay Devgan. Although Devgan truly did stay true to his word and actually stopped the screening of Total Dhamaal, others have been playing politics.
The team of Luka Chuppi went a step further and blatantly claimed that they have cancelled a contract with a Pakistani distributor who releases Bollywood films in Pakistan, while they never actually had a contract! Maddock Films founder Dinesh Vijan appears to be capitalizing on the unfortunate attack to gain sympathies and appear nationalist. What a shame.
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They also claimed that they will not be releasing their next two films s i.e. Arjun Patiala and Made In China in Pakistan either when they didn’t even have a contract of Luka Chuppi!
Now Indian filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia has followed suit. Tigmanshu who recently essayed the role of Shah Rukh Khan’s father in Zero, released the trailer of his upcoming film Milan Talkies. On the trailer launch of his film, the filmmaker claimed that he won’t release his film in Pakistan!The filmmaker seems to be playing politics and capitalizing upon the tragedy that struck his own homeland.
Tigmanshu’s film would have not released in Pakistan even if Pakistan and India were on good terms. The filmmaker passed the comment knowingly that no distributor in Pakistan was even interested in buying his film! Yet he gave the statement in a bid to garner attention for his film which has only managed to acquire 1.8 million views in two days.
This is a highly shameful act on the director’s part. Is he really trying to play politics on the dead bodies of Pulwama victims? The film has no buzz whatsoever and the shallow act is highly unethical. In fact, Indians should boycott such a man’s film!