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There’s nothing in ‘Sarbjit’ to ban it in Pakistan: Omung

Promotional event of Sarbjit movie

Mumbai : Director Omung Kumar feels there is nothing in his soon-to-be-released film “Sarbjit” that it should be banned in Pakistan.

“We are trying (to release in Pakistan). We want to show the film to the censor board over there. There is nothing in the film that it will get banned,” Omung told reporters here at the premiere of “Sarbjit” last night.

Echoing similar sentiments, Bhushan Kumar of T-Series, one of the producers of “Sarbjit”, said the attempt is that people in Pakistan watch the film.

“We are still trying for that. The film doesn’t have anything that is against India or Pakistan. It’s a real story, so we don’t think anyone should have problem with it. We are trying, but we have not succeeded yet,” Bhushan said.

The “Mary Kom” director is excited to see the response of the audience to “Sarbjit”.

“I am excited about the film as today (for the premiere) we will come to know if industry people have liked ‘Sarbjit’ or not. We got good response at Cannes and we are happy. We would want everyone to watch the film, it’s a family drama, it is a roller-coaster ride, it’s an edge of the seat drama,” he said.

“When you see the film, you will feel you are doing very less for your family. It’s a heart wrenching story of a prisoner, of a sister, of a father and husband,” he said.

On the occasion, Bhushan Kumar said the film has got good reviews in the UK.

“We are hopeful we will get good response here as well. It’s a touchy film and it will connect with the audience,” he said.

Omung is happy the film has been declared tax free in Uttar Pradesh.

“We hope it happens in other states as well,” he said.

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