Wednesday, November 15, 2023
As Tiger 3 is roaring at box-office, but the success of the film was sour after Kuwait, Qatar, and Oman banned the Salman Khan film for stereotyping Muslims.
According to the Times of India, the latest installment of the spy-thriller franchises has played into Islamophobic tropes.
In the film, Emraan Hashmi walked into the shoes of a global terror group as its chief.
However, the outlet stressed that the rumours of the ban are yet to be confirmed.
But some suggested the ban could trigger from "Katrina Kaif's fight scene in a towel."
"The Middle East countries are a little apprehensive to release the Maneesh Sharma directorial in their cinema halls due to its India-Pakistan narrative," per Firstpost.
The outlet added the film involves protagonists "who land up in Pakistan and attempt to prevent the PM of the country from getting assassinated."
Meanwhile, the movie has become the highest-grossing release on Diwali.
However, the reported ban would hurt the flick's business as the Gulf Cooperation Council attributed 25 to 30 percent of Indian movies' overseas trade.