2023 has been a great year for movies with massive hits like Jawan, Pathaan, Gadar 2, Animal, Dream Girl 2, Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani and many more. And now, all eyes are set on 2024, with Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone and Anil Kapoor’ film Fighter being the the first big release of the year. The film is directed by Siddharth Anand, post the success of War and Pathaan. Fighter, which is slated to release on January 25 coinciding with Republic Day.
In a shocking turn of events, the highly anticipated action thriller Fighter, starring Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone, has been banned from releasing in all Gulf countries except UAE. The film, directed by Siddharth Anand, was scheduled to hit the theatres on January 25, 2024, coinciding with the Republic Day holiday in India.
According to sources, the film failed to get clearance from the GCC Censors, who found some scenes and dialogues in the film to be offensive and inappropriate for the audience. The exact reason for the ban is not yet known, but it is speculated that the film may have depicted some sensitive issues related to religion, politics, or national security.
The makers of Fighter have not yet issued any official statement on the matter, but it is reported that they are trying to appeal to the authorities and negotiate a possible release in the Gulf countries. The ban is a huge setback for the film, which was expected to rake in a good amount of business from the overseas market, especially from the Gulf region, where Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone have a huge fan following.
Fighter is an aerial action drama that revolves around the life of an Indian Air Force pilot, played by Hrithik Roshan, who faces various challenges and dangers in his mission to protect the nation. Deepika Padukone plays his love interest and a fellow pilot, while Anil Kapoor plays his mentor and commander. The film also features Akshay Oberoi, Karan Singh Grover, and others in supporting roles.
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The film has generated a lot of buzz among the fans and critics, who have praised the trailer and the songs of the film. The film also marks the first collaboration of Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone, who are considered to be among the most popular and talented actors in Bollywood. The film is produced by Viacom18 Studios and Marflix Pictures, and has a budget of over Rs 200 crores.
Fighter will release in India and UAE on January 25, 2024, and will be available in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam languages. The film is expected to face a tough competition from the other big releases of the week, such as Tiger 3, Animal, and Dunki. However, the makers and the fans are hopeful that the film will overcome the obstacles and emerge as a blockbuster at the box office.