In an unexpected turn of events, the much-anticipated film ‘Fighter,’ starring Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone, has reportedly been banned in the Gulf countries, excluding the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The aerial action film, directed by Siddharth Anand and featuring Anil Kapoor, is set for a global theatrical release on January 25.
As the countdown to the film’s release continues, producer-film expert Girish Johar and trade analyst Sreedhar Pillai have disclosed that ‘Fighter’ has faced a ban across all Gulf countries, with the UAE being the sole exception. The specific reasons behind the ban remain undisclosed at this time.
The film, known for its high-octane aerial sequences, has generated significant buzz among fans, making the Gulf countries’ ban an unexpected setback. With only the UAE securing the release, ‘Fighter’ faces an altered distribution landscape, prompting questions about the factors influencing the ban in other Gulf nations.
As audiences eagerly await the global release on January 25, the ban in Gulf countries adds an element of uncertainty to the film’s international reception. The collaboration of Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone, combined with Siddharth Anand’s directorial vision, makes ‘Fighter’ one of the most anticipated releases of the year, and the ban in certain regions only intensifies the intrigue surrounding its cinematic journey.