The Mumbai police are sworn to protect the cinemas that dare to show a blockbuster with Pakistani actor
Mumbai police opened a “hotline” and promised additional safety measures to those cinemas that decide to show the upcoming bollywood blockbuster-Pakistani actor in the main role. Ultra-nationalist groups threatened to disrupt the release of the film.
As recalled by The Guardian, the smouldering conflict between India and Pakistan last month was marked by outbreaks of violence, and now moved to the field of entertainment industry of the two countries. So, Pakistan has already announced a complete ban on broadcasting Indian television or radiocontact.
The main role in the romantic drama Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which should be released at the end of this month, he sang the famous actor Fawad Khan, whose first appearance in bollywood coincided with the deadly attacks in Mumbai eight years ago. Khan refused to participate in the advertising campaign of the tape after the 19 Indian soldiers were killed in Kashmir. India accuses Pakistan of sponsoring militant attackers.
Despite the decision of the actor to stay at home, ultraprivate political organizations in Maharashtra’s where bollywood is based, called for a boycott of the painting and unrest.
The film is directed by Karan Johar this week made a statement that indicated fellow citizens that in addition to Pakistani star cast and crew of more than 300 citizens of India, and it would be unfair if their labor was in vain.
At the same time, the Indian Union actors and technicians of the film industry has already announced a ban on the involvement of Pakistanis for the production of films.