A police complaint has been lodged against the Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival for aiming to screen a Pakistani film. The complaint has been registered by a Prithvi Maske the president of Sangharsh Foundation, an NGO in Mumbai. He filed it at the Amboli police station.
Prithvi Maske said, “We have filed a complaint at Amboli police station against MAMI film festival which has plans to showcase a Pakistani film at the festival. Our intentions are very clear. We will protest against the festival if they showcase this film. We will be protesting outside Infinity Mall where the event is taking place.”
Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival will begin from October 20. It will showcase over 180 films from 54 countries, including features, documentaries, short films are to be showcased at the festival. One of them is the 1959 Pakistani film titled ‘Jago Hua Savera’, directed by AJ Kardar.
The situation between India and Pakistan has worsened after the URI attacks that took place on September 18. Many soldiers from the Indian army were killed in this terrorist attack at Uri army camp.Reacting to the attack Maharashtra Navnirman Sena had issued an ultimatum to Pakistani artistes to leave India.
The Indian Motion Picture Producers Association passed a resolution banning Pakistanis from working in films being made in India. In retaliation, some Pakistani theatre chain owners banned the screening of Indian films.
We shall keep you updated on this matter soon.
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