Amid Tensions Between India and Pakistan, Bollywood producers in Rush to Register Titles for Film Over Pulwama AttackMarch 01, 2019 18:06
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It’s been not even a month since a suicide terror attack took place in Jammu and Kashmir’s district and not too long a surgical strike carried out by India which one of the Indian Air Force Pilot Abhinandan Varthaman was captured in Pakistan after shooting down a fighter jet, Bollywood producers can’t hold-up to cash in on the patriotism of another national crisis.
Post the chaos, Pakistan announced that it will be releasing Abhinandan on Friday at the Wagah Border as a token of peace.
Over 40 Indian central Reserve Police personnel lost their lives in the attack, and the country is in a frenzy over what will happen next but with the huge success of Vicky Kaushal's 2019 hit film, URI: The Surgical Strike, Bollywood producers are fighting amongst themselves for the most insensitive reason ever, title registration.
An article by The Huffington Post quoted a producer saying, “Ek Aur Likho - Pulwama Attack Versus Surgical Strikes 2.0.” He then asked his assistant, “You’ve got to think of long, complicated titles. The straight ones like Pulwama, Surgical Strike 2.0, Balakot are all gone.”
“After a point, they started discussing amongst themselves, suggesting variations of the same title,” said the source, “It was quite a sight.”
An Indian Motion Pictures Producers' Association official confirmed to the media that on 27th February a number of applications were received for titles accompanying Pulwama attacks and Abhinandan Varthaman after his videos were released on the internet. Some of these applications are said to be filed by T-Series and Abundantia Entertainment.