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Bell Bottom starring Akshay Kumar gets banned in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Kuwait due to an “Error”?

Recently Akshay Kumar starrer Bell Bottom got released in theatres and it became the first movie to be getting released in theatre after the second wave of the covid-19 pandemic in India. Just after the release of the film, it gained quite a good box office and also the people who have watched this movie have liked the movie for the perfect story e and acting of all the actors in this movie. The story depends upon the plane hijack that happened in the 1980s, and thus the setup is also made in the 80s. Even before the release of the movie the look of Lara Dutta and Akshay Kumar and all other actors as well as the trailer of the movie attracted everyone and people were excited for the release of the movie.

But recently, some countries have banned this movie from getting released in their country as they believe that this movie has tampered with historical facts. Well as you may know that the film depends upon a real-life incident which happened in 1980 and thus the set is also made as a 1980s look. At that time former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was the prime minister of India. So the story depends upon the plane hijack that happened during that time. The film certification in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Qatar has banned this movie now as it’s believed that this movie has tampered with the actual historical facts.

According to the source of Bollywood Hungama, the reason behind this came to light. So in the second half of the film Bell bottom, one can see that the hijackers are planning to take the aircraft and are taking the air crafted from Lahore to Dubai. While referring to the actual scenes that took place in 1984, it seems that the defense minister of United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum personally handled this incident and the hijackers were also nabbed by the  United Arab Emirates authorities. So according to the sources, it’s said that the middle eastern countries censor board must have taken an objection and demanded to ban the film.

Irrespective of the ban in certain countries the film got released worldwide and the film has got quite good responses from the viewers. The movie Bell bottom starring Akshay Kumar was liked by most people and many praised the movie for the acting of Akshay Kumar and not only him including other actors who acted in the film like, Lara Dutta, Denzil Smith, Huma Qureshi, and Vaani Kapoor. And in fact, as soon as everyone saw Lara Dutta’s look like Indira Gandhi everyone lauded her acting and stylist’s work of transforming her into Indira Gandhi. As many saw this transformation and the amazing trailer of the movie, people got a lot excited, and as soon as the movie got released many loved it!

In addition to this many Bollywood celebrities like Kangana Ranaut, Riteish Deshmukh, Ajay Devgan, and others praised Akshay Kumar and the whole team of Bell Bottom as they released the film in theatres after covid-19.

Although recently news went viral as the movie got leaked online on two websites just after some hours of its theatrical release. The websites TamilRockers and Filmywap are the ones who leaked this movie in a perfect HD quality and it is also available for download. But as the film got released across India with 50% occupancy, the film gained rupees 2.75 crores in the box office on Friday that is on August 20, and on Saturday it gained rupees 2.40 crore.

Sneha Sivakumar
Sneha Sivakumar
I am Sneha Sivakumar, a writer who fell in love with Creative Writing, and loves to provide entertaining articles about famous personalities.


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