The Kathmandu Mayor’s Secretariat has announced a ban on Indian movies in the city, with police deployed to ensure that film theaters comply by not screening any films made in India. The decision to ban Indian films, including the recently released film Adipurush, comes amidst a heated controversy surrounding the depiction of Sita’s place of birth. Protestors strongly argue that Sita was born in Nepal, while the film portrays her as being born in India.
Mayor Balen Shah had previously issued a warning to the filmmakers, stating that all Indian films would be banned in Kathmandu unless the reference to Sita’s place of birth was removed. This recent ban is seen as a radical move by the Mayor’s office to enforce this demand. All 17 film halls in the city have been instructed not to screen Indian films, according to the Secretariat.
BREAKING NEWS!! Kathmandu Metropolitan City BANS the release of HINDI FILMS following the #Adipurush fiasco… All the theatres in the #Kathmandu valley have been asked to NOT RELEASE any Hindi film from tomorrow… More details awaited!
In response to the controversy, the writer of Adipurush, Manoj Muntashir, clarified that Nepal was considered a part of India before 1903. Therefore, in the film, Janak’s daughter (Sita) is depicted as being born in India based on historical perspectives.
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The ban on Indian films in Kathmandu raises questions about artistic expression, cultural sensitivities, and the complexities of historical interpretations. It highlights the challenges of presenting mythological or historical narratives that are deeply rooted in different cultures and beliefs.