Ban on ‘Fighter’ Movie: Major Setback for Hrithik and Deepika Fans in Gulf Countries!
Fans of Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone residing in Gulf countries anticipating the release of their film ‘Fighter’ have received disappointing news. According to Girish Johar, a film business expert, and producer, the movie has been officially banned for theatrical release across Middle Eastern regions, with only the UAE opting to release it with a PG15 classification.
Why Ban on ‘Fighter’ Movie?
The reason behind the ban has not been disclosed at this time. Despite facing hurdles in Gulf countries, ‘Fighter’ is scheduled to hit Indian theaters on January 25. Directed by Siddharth Anand, the aerial action thriller also features Anil Kapoor, Karan Singh Grover, and Akshay Oberoi.
The storyline revolves around the Balakot airstrike carried out by the Indian Armed Forces near the town of Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. The airstrike was in response to a terror attack in J&K that claimed the lives of nearly 40 CRPF soldiers, targeting the alleged biggest camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror outfit.
This marks Deepika Padukone’s third collaboration with Siddharth Anand, following ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ in 2008 and the 2023 blockbuster ‘Pathaan.’ Additionally, it is the third film for Siddharth Anand and Hrithik Roshan, with their previous ventures, ‘Bang Bang!’ and ‘War,’ achieving considerable success at the box office.
In ‘Fighter,’ Hrithik Roshan portrays Squadron Leader Shamsher Pathania (Patty), while Deepika Padukone takes on the role of Squadron Leader Minal Rathore (Minni). Anil Kapoor plays the character of Group Captain Rakesh Jai Singh (Rocky).