Mulk director Anubhav Sinha urges Pakistan audiences to watch his film "illegally"
Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, whose film Mulk released today, is upset that Pakistan has banned it. The director has urged audiences in Pakistan to watch the film "illegally". Mulk deals with the issue of Hindu-Muslim co-existence in the city of Varanasi. The director has dealt with the subject sensitively and audiences in India has received the film well.
The director has penned an open letter to audiences in Pakistan, and has written in it, "Please...give me your opinion [on] why...the Pakistan censor board [banned] the film." Meanwhile Pakistan's Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) Chairman, Danyal Gilani, replied to IANS via social media and cited his reason, "Members of the CBFC unanimously decidec not to approve the trailer of "Mulk" as its content flout the Censorship of Film Code, 1980."
Sinha, in the letter, further questioned why films about Hindu-Muslim co-existence cannot be made be watched.