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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

India Takes Steps to Counter Threats of Violence Over Movie Release

One of India’s biggest groups of cinema owners has said that it will not show films featuring Pakistani actors, partly targeting the planned release of a film this month by Karan Johar, one of Bollywood’s most successful directors. The movie stars a Pakistani actor, Fawad Khan. A far-right political party based in the state of Maharashtra has also warned all Pakistani performers working in India to leave within 48 hours or “risk being beaten up.” The movie group’s president, Mukesh Bhatt, of the Film & Television Producers Guild of India, said after the meeting that the minister “gave me his assurance, his 100 percent assurance, that he will speak to every single chief minister, of every state, to see that law and order is maintained.”

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