Bollywood lovers in Pakistan and UAE may not be able to watch Riteish Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat's Bangistan any soon. Producer Ritesh Sidhwani said Bangistan has been banned in Pakistan and United Arab Emirates (UAE). He added he was "shocked" to learn about the fate of the film in the these countries.
banned in #pakistan #UAE I'm now told may be #Singapore as well. Can the censor boards in these countries give us a written. Explanation clearly specifying what did they find offensive in our film... I'm Shocked as to how they have missed the message in #Bangistan," Sidhwani, honcho of Excel Entertainment, posted on Twitter.
Explanation clearly specifying what did they find offensive in our film..I’m Shocked as to how they have missed the message in #Bangistan— Ritesh Sidhwani (@ritesh_sid) August 5, 2015
Bangistan, releasing in India on Friday, is directed by debut director Karan Anshuman.
Shot extensively in Poland and Ladakh, it is about two suicide bombers, Hafeez Bin Ali Ishwarchand Sharma and Allah Rakha Khan Praveen Chaturvedi, and how they eventually land up into an explosive mission. The film also has a guest appearance by Kick star Jacqueline Fernandez.