In light of the recent disturbing and devastating Pulwama attacks, the Indian film fraternity has come together and voiced their unanimous support to the armed forces. A lot of tough decisions have been made by the industry to stand in solidarity with our heroes.
For those who didn’t know, on Thursday, over 40 CRPF soldiers were martyred on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. The terrorists drove up a car carrying 60 kg of RDX explosives next to a security convoy, triggering the explosives in what is one of the state’s worst attacks. Terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility for the attack although the government of Pakistan has refused to accept any involvement in the ghastly act.
Dinesh Vijan (Maddock Films), the producer of films like Stree, Hindi Medium and the soon-to-be-released Luka Chuppi, has resolved to not release any of his future projects in Pakistan. Thus making a clear statement on his no tolerance stand when it comes to terrorism.
Keeping these factors into consideration, Dinesh Vijan has canceled contracts for his upcoming release Luka Chuppi as well as films like Arjun Patiala and Made in China with Pakistani distributors, proving that country comes first for the filmmaker.
An official statement by Producer Dinesh Vijan of Maddock Films:
Sources close to the industry predict that a lot of other producers in India will follow suit, standing united in this time of turmoil.