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UAE bans 'God Tussi Great Ho'

Authorities in the UAE have ordered the Salman Khan-starrer Bollywood film "God Tussi Great Ho" off screens in this Gulf nation following complaints that it violated Islamic teachings.

world Updated: Aug 18, 2008 16:50 IST

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have ordered the Salman Khan-starrer Bollywood film "God Tussi Great Ho" off screens in this Gulf nation following complaints that it violated Islamic teachings.

The National Media Council ordered that the movie, released in India and in Dubai on Friday, not be screened in the UAE after receiving scores of complaints from viewers, the Gulf News reported.

The movie also stars Priyanka Chopra and Amitabh Bachchan, and is considered a remake of the 2003 Hollywood production "Bruce Almighty" starring Jim Carrey.

In the film, Bachchan plays the role of god as he meets Salman's character Arun Prajapati who blames god for all his problems.

"Those who saw the movie told the authorities they were shocked to find that Bachchan played the role of 'god'," the Gulf News report said.