Bangistan, supposed to be a spoof on growing incidence of terrorism, has been terrorised itself!
The huge response that Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan are receiving at the box office, has terrorised Bangistan producer Ritesh Sidhwani into postponing the movie release by a week.
Starring Riteish Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat, Bangistan was scheduled for a July 31 release. But now the release has been pushed back by a week to August 7.
Riteish took to Twitter to announce the new date. “Bangistan Now Releases On 7th August,” he posted.
Bangistan Now Releases On 7th August.
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) July 24, 2015
This film is based on the lives of two blundering terrorists who are on a mission to change the world. Produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, Bangistan has music by Ram Sampath.
And while Bajrangi Bhaijaan is getting all praise from our friendly neighbour Pakistan, Bangistan has reportedly been banned.
Talking about the film, Sidhwani says he has created a fictional country called Bangistan, which has its own passport, national flag and its own position on the world map. We have created a different world – where people of all castes live. “But nowhere in the film it say it’s Pakistan”.
Sidhwani has written to the Pakistan High Commission to invite him to see the movie to prove that it’s not “anti-Pakistani”.
Reportedly Sidhwani, director Karan Anshuman and Riteish and Pulkit have applied for a visa to visit the country.