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Indian political party threatens to halt release of Pakistani film The Legend of Maula Jatt in India: ‘Fans of Fawad Khan, traitors can go to Pakistan and watch the film’

The Legend of Maula Jatt is the official remake of the Pakistani classic film Maula Jatt, based on the characters and stories by Nasir Adeeb.

Fawad Khan in a still from The Legend of Maula Jatt

By: Mohnish Singh

Pakistani film The Legend of Maula Jatt (2022) has turned out to be a massive blockbuster at the global box office. The film stars popular Pakistani actor Fawad Khan as the titular character with Hamza Ali Abbasi, Humaima Malik, and Mahira Khan also portraying important characters. The Legend of Maula Jatt is the official remake of the Pakistani classic film Maula Jatt, based on the characters and stories by Nasir Adeeb.

The Bilal Lashari directorial has emerged as the highest-grossing Pakistani film worldwide. After winning hearts in several parts of the world, the much-loved film was set to enter Indian theatres soon. The makers were planning to release the film in India on December 23, but even before their plans could materialize, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), a political party active in the Indian state of Maharashtra, has objected to the release of the Pakistani film.

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Ameya Khopkar issued a statement on Friday and openly threatened that her party will not allow a Pakistani film starring a Pakistani actor to be released in India.

“Pakistani actor Fawad Khan’s Pakistani film The Legend of Maula Jatt is planned to be released in India. The most annoying thing is that an Indian company is taking this plan forward. We will not allow this film to be released anywhere in India after Raj Sahab’s order,” Khopkar wrote in his tweet.

In another tweet, Khopkar hit out at the Indian fans of Pakistani actor Fawad Khan calling them anti-nationals and asked them to go to Pakistan to watch the film. Khopkar wrote, “Fans of Fawad Khan, traitors can go to Pakistan and watch the film.”

The Legend of Maula Jatt has been bankrolled by Lashari Films and Ammara Hikmat’s Encyclopedia.

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