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Akshay Kumar’s Bell Bottom Banned In Saudi Arabia, Kuwait And Qatar.

The film Bell Bottom, starring Akshay Kumar, was banned in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Qatar. The ban is for allegedly 'tampering with historical facts.'
by Abdul Azeez | August 23, 2021 15:47 IST
Akshay Kumar’s Bell Bottom Banned In Saudi Arabia, Kuwait And Qatar.

The recent film Bell Bottom starring Akshay Kumar received a lot of attention from various parts of the world. The film, which was released during the second wave of the Corona Virus, is set in time during Indira Gandhi’s ruling.

 
The film lately got banned in some nations for allegedly falsifying historical facts. Countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar banned the film due to the allegations.
 
According to a news portal article, the film is based on a true story that occurred during Indira Gandhi's tenure as Prime Minister of India. It tells the story of a hijacked plane in the 1980s. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Qatar banned the film.
 
The second half of ‘Bell Bottom' depicts the hijackers flying the plane from Lahore to Dubai, according to the article. In the real incident in 1984, the United Arab Emirates Defense Minister, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, handled the matter personally, and the hijackers were apprehended by UAE police.
 
The source also told the news portal that there is a strong likelihood that the Censor Board in Middle Eastern countries objected to the film and thus banned it. In addition to Akshay Kumar, the film also stars Vaani Kapoor, Lara Dutta, Huma Qureshi, Adil Hussain and others in key roles. The film hit the theatres on August 19.


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