Pulwama retaliation: Nawazuddin Siddiqui doesn't want Photograph to release in Pakistan
India witnessed one of the deadliest attacks on its soil on February 14th. A car laden with explosives rammed into an army convoy which resulted in 40 CRPF jawans losing their lives. The nation is mourning the attack, for which the neighbouring state of Pakistan is being held responsible. Bollywood’s current rage, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has joined the protest in his own way where he has expressed that he would not want his next film to release across the border.
In a statement issued by the 44-year-old actor on Friday, Nawazuddin stated that he doesn't wish to release his next film, Photograph, in Pakistan. Nawaz enjoys a massive fan following in the neighbouring nation but isn’t keen on releasing the film there in the wake of the attack. “I don’t want my film Photograph to release in Pakistan.”
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Thank you #Sundance and Rtesh batra, @sanyamalhotra_ for an amazing and a wonderful World Premiere for PHOTOGRAPH! ... I really missed due to my shoot - catch u soon at Berlin !!
Apart from Nawazuddin other B-town filmmakers have also decided not to release their films in Pakistan. Director Indra Kumar’s Total Dhamaal, which released on Friday, won’t be releasing in Pakistan. Producer-Director Dinesh Vijan announced that his upcoming films Lukka Chuppi, Arjun Patiala and Made in China won’t release across the border either.
Talking about Photograph, the film is directed by Lunchbox's director, Ritesh Batra. Sanya Malhotra is playing the female lead in the film that will be releasing on March 15th.