“Do you realise that your statement will push so many people who struggle with their identity back into stuffy closets?”
There remain and will always remain, on both sides of the border, peace-loving citizens who will reach out to each other and say: “I friend you for life”. And the movie supports this message.
It is easy to criticise the filmmaker, but with barely any support from within the industry and the threat of violence, there was little else he could do
The removal of the film comes in the wake of a campaign against Pakistani actors in Hindi films
The Cinema Owners Association says its decision not to screen the film in four states is in keeping with the public’s sentiments.
Although a ban has been imposed on Pakistani actors in Bollywood and on Indian channels in Pakistan, it is not all bad news.
Director Shakun Batra shows a keen understanding of the dynamics of families and of the fact that the family is a machine that can work well only if all individual members truly accept each other.