Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone’s ‘Fighter’ Faces Ban in Gulf Countries, Except UAE

As 'Fighter' readies for release, reports emerge of a Gulf ban (except UAE). Reasons undisclosed, adding intrigue to the aerial action drama.

Maheswara Rao Nadella | Published On: Jan, 24, 2024 | 12:30 PM

Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone’s ‘Fighter’ Faces Ban in Gulf Countries, Except UAE

The much-anticipated film, Fighter, starring Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone, is facing an unexpected hurdle as reports surface about its ban in Gulf countries, with the exception of the UAE. Directed by Siddharth Anand and presented by Viacom18 Studios in collaboration with Marflix Pictures, the movie has been generating buzz for its spectacular aerial action sequences and star-studded cast.

According to reliable sources such as producer-film expert Girish Johar and trade analyst Sreedhar Pillai, Fighter will not see a release in Gulf countries, raising questions about the undisclosed reasons behind this decision. However, the film is set to hit theatres in the UAE as initially planned, providing a sigh of relief for fans in the region.

Siddharth Anand, known for his directorial prowess, orchestrates the film that features Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone as Squadron Leaders Patty and Minni. The storyline revolves around their characters flying helicopters and fighter jets, taking on terrorists and addressing situations in Pakistan.

The trailer, unveiled on January 15, offered a glimpse into the cinematic brilliance of Fighter, amplifying the anticipation among fans. Clocking in at a runtime of 2 hours and 46 minutes, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has granted the film a U/A certification. It’s worth noting that CBFC had requested two cuts, one of which involved ‘sexually suggested visuals.’ In an exclusive conversation with News18 Showsha, Siddharth Anand expressed his nonchalant stance regarding the potential impact of CBFC’s demands on the film’s narrative flow, citing the organic nature of his filmmaking.

The ban on Fighter in Gulf countries, except the UAE, adds an unexpected layer of mystery to the situation. As fans eagerly await the film’s release, speculation is rife about the undisclosed reasons behind the ban. Siddharth Anand’s directorial venture promises a thrilling experience, and the ban in certain regions only intensifies the curiosity surrounding this aerial action drama.

To unravel the mystery of Fighter‘s Gulf ban, one must delve deeper into the decision-making process and potential implications for the film’s reception in the global market. As the entertainment industry navigates challenges, Fighter stands at the forefront, poised to make a significant impact with its unique blend of action, drama, and star power.

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