MUMBAI: Jagmohan Mundra’s latest English film titled Shoot On Sight has been banned in Pakistan for its terrorism-related content.
Indian films have been garnering good response in Pakistan ever since Pakistan lifted the ban on their screenings recently. Many Hindi films are also being released day and date in Pakistan. However, Shoot On Sight has been banned on sensitive grounds.
It can be recalled that Pakistan was under terror attack only last week when a truck loaded with explosives rammed into the Hotel Marriot killing many people and almost entirely destroying the hotel.
Pakistan has objected to Shoot On Sight as actor Mikaal Zulfikar, who essays the role of a terrorist in the movie is portrayed as being from Pakistan.
Mundra believes that his movie has been banned in Pakistan due to Pakistani actor Mikaal Zulfikar’s portrayal in the film as a terrorist.
Shoot On Sight is based on the July 2007 London bombings. The film stars Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Brian Cox, Greta Scacchi and Sadie Frost amongst others. It has been produced by Aron Govil Productions. The movie has already been released in the UK and is slated to hit screens in the US on 26 September.