Lamhaa banned in the Middle East

MUMBAI: Controversy doesn’t seem to elude director Rahul Dholakia. Earlier it was with Parzania, starring Naseeruddin Shah and Sarika, as interested people agitated against the film claiming that it was biased and supported a particular community.

Now it is Lamhaa that is drawing attention as the film is banned in the Middle East for its sensitive content. The film questions when the citizens of Kashmir will stop being terrorized - all in the name of politics.

A film set in Kashmir, Lamhaa is partially a love story between an army officer (Sanjay Dutt) and a girl (Bipasha Basu) set in Kashmir. The film depicts the undercurrent turmoil in the valley.

Producer Bunty Walia is confused as to why the film has been banned in the Middle East and can’t figure out the possible reason for this action. "This news has really dampened my spirits. The region is a huge market for Bollywood films these days and we could suffer a huge setback because of this ban. More than that, I am sad that the audience there can‘t see the film,’" Walia remarks.

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