Due to content material not match for exhibition Akshay Kumar’s Bell Bottom is ban in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait.
Bell Bottom was released on 19 August in India featuring Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi, and Lara Dutta, directed by Ranjit M Tewari.
Bellbottom, starring Akshay Kumar, was released in Indian cinemas and select international cinemas on 19 August. The film, which kicked off and was completed last year during the pandemic, is the first big-budget Bollywood movie to have witnessed theatrical release. Sadly, the film has been banned in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Kuwait due to its inappropriate content for public viewing.
A source informed Bollywood Hungama, “The second half of Bellbottom shows the hijackers taking the aircraft to Dubai from Lahore. As per the actual incident that took place in 1984, U.A.E Defence Minister, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, had personally handled the situation and it was the U.A.E authorities who had nabbed the hijackers. In Bellbottom, Indian officials, including the character played by Akshay Kumar, are shown as heroes of the episode. They also keep the U.A.E Defence Minister in dark about their operation. So there’s a strong possibility that the Censor Board in the Middle Eastern countries must have taken objection to it and hence banned it.”
Nevertheless, stories on August 19 prompt that the Censor Board of U.A.E, the country is supposedly shown in a bad light, might approve and pass the film for exhibition.
Akshay Kumar’s Bellbottom has been launched in India in parts of the country, the place cinemas are opened whereas Maharashtra is but to take a name on re-opening the theatres.
Based on true events, the film also stars Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi, and Lara Dutta and is directed by Ranjit M Tewari.