LAHORE: The director of the film zindagi Tamasha, Sarmad Khosat, has informed his fans about the obstacles in the film’s release and asked them whether they should refrain from releasing the film.
On his social media accounts, he shared a 4-page letter by Pakistanis talking about the issues facing his film release and stated that he had begun to consider not releasing the film in these circumstances. ۔
He also said that friends are being advised to leave this film and make another, so should I let go of my two years of hard work in making the film?
Citing his previous letter, he wrote, “I am a law-abiding citizen who does not want a movie to dream of law and order in the city.”
— mohammedhanif (@mohammedhanif) January 20, 2020
Getting dozens of threatening phone calls and msgs. Should I withdraw Zindagi Tamasha? pic.twitter.com/OJB396B1xq
— Sarmad Khoosat (@KhoosatSarmad) January 19, 2020
Actors Stand with Sarmad Sultan Khosat:
Zindagi vaqai tamasha hai. All this effort to ban thought provoking stories despite censor boards giving it the go ahead, despite it being edited time and time again to appease sensitive sensibilities of a certain few, why? https://t.co/WvsJySGDFC
— Sanam Saeed (@sanammodysaeed) January 20, 2020
The government must address this at the earliest. Filmmaking in Pakistan is already a tough challenge; those who dare to venture into it need to be encouraged and appreciated https://t.co/H2ZP1Wjd8H
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) January 18, 2020
Time and again we are made to realise our power and our influence. A film ( that people haven’t seen) can make some this scared.
Mushkil ko bata ke tera Allah kitna bara hai @KhoosatSarmad https://t.co/AGVeTl8Dfh
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) January 19, 2020