Nepal lifts ban from screening of Hindi films, except for Adipurush; Prabhas starrer still banned

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Published by News Desk on 23 Jun 2023

Days after Nepal’s mayor had put a ban on screening on Hindi films in the country, on Friday, the ban was finally lifted. However, the movie Adipurush is still facing the ban in Nepal.

Following the release of Adipurush, controversies rose surrounding the dialogues where Goddess Sita is referred to as “India’s daughter.” This led to several cinema halls in Nepal staging protest as they believe that the Goddess’s birth took place in Nepal.

Now, as per the latest reports by PTI, several Hindi movies such Vicky Kaushal – Sara Ali Khan starrer Zara Hatke Zara Bachke have resumed screening in the country, except for Adipurush.

In a statement, Nepal Motion Picture Association said all Nepali and foreign films except Adipurush shall be screened from Friday onwards. The movie’s dialogues wherein Goddess Sita is referred to as “India’s daughter” led to ban of all Hindi films in the country.

Sita, who is also known as Janaki, is believed by many to have born in Nepal’s Janakpur. On the other hand, many of the believers have claimed that the Goddess was born in Bihar, India.

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