No screening of Hindi movies in Nepal due to the controversy of Adipurush

We will not allow Hindi films to play in Kathmandu unless they are shown in India within three days: Mayor Balen

All Hindi films, including “Adipurush”, were banned in Nepal on Monday following a controversy over its dialogues, including the mention of Sita as “India’s daughter”.
According to reports, the screening of “Adipurush” has been halted nationwide, after the movie, a retelling of the epic Ramayana, was banned in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Police personnel were deployed in Kathmandu to ensure no Hindi film was screened.
Kathmandu mayor Balendra Shah on Sunday said no Hindi film would be allowed to run in Kathmandu Metropolitan City until the dialogue “Janaki is a daughter of India” in “Adipurush” is removed not just in Nepal but also in India
Sita, also known as Janaki, is believed by many to have been born in Janakpur in Nepal.
Pokhara metropolis mayor Dhanaraj Acharya said “Adipurush” will be barred from screening from Monday onwards. According to Kathmandu’s mayor, screening “Adipurush” without getting one of its dialogues removed will cause “irreparable damage”.

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