Sarmad Khoosat Is Getting Threats Over The Release Of His New Movie And People Are Rooting For Him!

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Sarmad Khoosat is one director/producer who is known for his unconventional storytelling and bold takes on societal dilemmas. His productions such as Manto earned him widespread critical acclaim.

Now Khoosat is all ready to release his new movie, titled “Zindagi Tamasha” which recounts a story of a “religious” man shunned after a video of him dancing at a wedding goes viral.

However the release has been halted after Sarmad has been bombarded with threats by extremist factions of the society. The director took to twitter to voice his disappointment over the threats.

In his open letter to the executives of the country, Sarmad stated the timeless efforts he has invested in the film and also how he is being constantly pressurized by certain groups to back off from the release.

Several showbiz personalities took to social media to stand with Sarmad and his freedom of artistic expression. They re-posted his open letter to the Prime Minister, Imran Khan, to further call out the way art and expression is being threatened in the country.

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Not only that, people from various walks of life are now standing up for the release of the film and expressing their solidarity with Sarmad Khoosat.

Some people were quick to point the obvious irony of the whole situation.

The controversy over the film has again revealed the deep divisions in Pakistani society as religious groups have grown more vocal in recent years. A spokesperson for the political party Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) was quoted in local media as saying the film’s content was “blasphemous”.

Earlier Zindagi Tamasha had its world premier at the prestigious Busan International Film Festival last year, where it was awarded the top fiction prize.However Pakistanis are still in waiting to see the movie that is expected to hit us in the right spot.Banning and threatening people from expressing their views in any form is the biggest act of bigotry and its must be stopped to make our society more tolerant and progressive in the long run.

 

 

 

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