In a not-so-shocking development, the upcoming biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story has been banned in Pakistan. The development comes on the heels of the dastardly Uri attacks in which 18 Indian soldiers were martyred, following which Pakistan has been facing severe backlash over both harbouring terrorists on its own soil and asking India for peace in Kashmir, at the same time. Pakistani film artists working in the Hindi film industry have been feeling the brunt of the same too with Fawad Khan opting to leave India and return home.
Now, Pakistani distributors have decided to boycott the film. While the Pakistani film officials are playing it safe, matters have also taken a legal turn as a petition in Lahore has been filed seeking ban on Indian films. Reportedly, a lawyer Azhar Siddique has filed a PIL against Indian films being screened on single screens as according to him it will hurt the sentiments of people residing in Pakistan and Kashmir.
Wonder what the people who were crying foul over the criticism of Pakistani artists in India have to say now.
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