Dev Patel’s Hotel Mumbai removed from New Zealand theatres after mosque attacks
The film is based on the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, which revolved around the Taj Hotel.
As New Zealand is still recovering from the mosque attacks in Christchurch, Australia's Icon Film Distribution has decided to remove Dev Patel’s Hotel Mumbai from theatres until March 28. The film is based on the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, which revolved around the Taj Hotel. However, as per reports, the promotional activities and advertising related to the film have also been suspended.
Hotel Mumbai opened on March 14 and has reportedly already made 118,000 dollars in its first four days since the release. Interestingly, the only film that surpassed it at the New Zealand box office is Captain Marvel. The film has been directed by Australian filmmaker Anthony Maras and features Indian actor Anupam Kher in the lead role along with Jason Isaacs, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi and Tilda Cobham-Hervey among others.
The decision by the film distribution board has come after an unfortunate attack by two gunmen on two mosques in Christchurch killed 50 people and injured several others. 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant, a suspected white supremacist terrorist has been arrested on account of the murder till now.