Dev Patel’s movie ‘Hotel Mumbai’ faces a turn down by the theaters of New Zealand after the Christchurch attacks
After a massive shootout in the city, which left 50 people to death, the New Zealand government has put a ban on the movie ‘Hotel Mumbai’ which is based on the Mumbai attack in 2008, in which Hotel Taj was attacked by the terrorists and claimed the life of more than 160 innocent people.
Recently there was two corresponding shootout in the mosques of the city of Christchurch.
The film ‘Hotel Mumbai’ has famed actors who play pivotal role such as Anupam kher, Armie Hammer, and Jason Isaacs. The film depicts the story of the hotel staff who risked their own life to safeguard their guests and other customers who were there in the hotel that night. The Mumbai terror attack has been marked as one of the darkest day of terrorism in Indian History.
As per NZ Herald, Icon Film Distribution has surfaced a statement which says that the film has been banned from all the New Zealand theaters after the shootout at the Christchurch mosque. Supporting the same, the promotional and advertising activity has also been stopped in New Zealand. The film has been directed by Australian film maker Anthony Maras.
“After consultation with local exhibition partners, the decision was made to suspend the filmout of respect for a country in mourning,” the statement said.
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