New Delhi: The filmmakers of ‘Shorgul’ have decided not to release the movie in Muzaffarnagar as the theatre owners in the district have refused to screen the movie which is based on 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots.
“The theatre owners of the district have decided not to screen the controversial movie due to widespread opposition, Manoj Vajpayee, District Entertainment officer said,” as reported by The Times of India.
The film that released today got a mixed response from the audiences.
The Jimmy Sheirgill starrer movie touches upon the Muzaffarnagar, Godhra and Babri riots.
The filmmakers of ‘Shorgul’ met Uttar Pradesh director General of Police Javeed Ahmed yesterday to thank him in maintaining the law and order situation in the state.
“We have come here to thank the Uttar Pradesh DGP. The way they have tackled the issue is really appreciable. If you get any help from the administration, it should be appreciated,” actor Narendra Jha.
Actor Eijaz Khan said it’s a very important film for today’s time.
“There was some problem. The producer got some phone calls. The film was supposed to be released on June 24, but it is now releasing on July 1. No one has been blamed in the film and no religion has been put in bad light. It is a very important film for today’s time. I think, all must watch this film,” he added.
An alert was issued earlier on June 23 to all the Superintendents of Police in Uttar Pradesh for maintaining the law and order situation.