Bollywood actors Riteish Deshmuk and Pulkit Samrat might come to Pakistan

While the actors might make it across the border their film won't

Entertainment Desk July 24, 2015
Co-Producer of Bangistan has applied for visas for his team including the two actors to convince the ministry to lift ban from the film PHOTO: MASALA

Good news is that Bollywood actors Riteish Deshmuk and Pulkit Samrat might be coming to Pakistan but bad news is that their upcoming film Bangistan -- slated to be released on July 31 -- will not.

According to a report by The Times of IndiaBangistan has been banned in Pakistan. However the film's co-producer, Ritesh Sidhwani, has already written to the Pakistani authorities asking for a review of the decision.

There are also reports in the Indian media that state Ritesh Sidhwani has applied for Pakistani visas, for himself, the director and actors Riteish and Pulkit.


"I'd like to show the film to the ministry and the censor boards to prove that our intentions are fair," Sidhwani said.

He added that judgement about the film being anti-Pakistan and anti-Muslim is based on the trailer alone.

"If anything, it's anti-terrorism and since Pakistan is as much a victim of this global menace as any other country, it is in their interest to screen the film. It's message is that it's foolish to give up your life for a cause you'll not live to fight for," he said.

Watch the trailer of Bangistan here:

The story of the film revolves around two suicide bombers, played by Riteish and Pulkit.

Sidhwani further clarified saying, "The promotional video doesn't reflect the content. Our story is set in a fictitious country called 'Bangistan'."


Pakistani | 8 years ago | Reply Ritesh Sidhwani should consider making a movie on the anti-Muslim agenda of the RSS.
Liberal | 8 years ago | Reply Mr Sidhwani is worried that he will not be able to generate the profit which Indian movies make in Pakistan. He should have though about that before making an anti-Pakistan movie.
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