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PETA urges Akhtars not to include bull-fighting scene in movie

Terming bull fighting as a 'barbaric sport', animal rights organisation PETA has appealed to the makers of upcoming Hindi movie 'Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara' not to include such a scene in their upcoming film.

mumbai Updated: Jul 07, 2010 21:51 IST

Terming bull fighting as a 'barbaric sport', animal rights organisation PETA has appealed to the makers of upcoming Hindi movie 'Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara' not to include such a scene in their upcoming film.

Directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, the film's cast includes star Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Kalki Koechlin and Katrina Kaif. The cast is shooting in the ancient city of Pamplona in Spain, where bull-fighting is a common and popular activity.

"We have sent an email to Excel Entertainment yesterday asking them not to include bull fighting scene in the film. We are following up the matter and would try and ensure there is no bull-fighting sequence in the movie," PETA's Chief Functionary, Poorva Joshipura, said.

Joshipura said last week when they contacted the production house they came to know that a bull-fighting scene may be included in the upcoming movie.

It is a barbaric sport and would enrage animal-friendly movie-goers. In Spain too, the popularity of bull fights is decreasing as people do not like to watch animals being tormented and butchered for entertainment, Joshipura said.

The filmmakers were not available for comment.