Twitterati on ban of films with Pakistani artistes: 'Creeping towards cultural Talibanisation'

The Cinema Owners Exhibitors Association of India (COEAI) decided to impose a ban on screenings of films with any Pakistani artistes.

FP Staff October 14, 2016 16:24:39 IST
Twitterati on ban of films with Pakistani artistes: 'Creeping towards cultural Talibanisation'

On Friday, 14 October, after weeks of back and forth between theatre owners' associations, IMPPA (Indian Motion Pictures Producer's Association) and MNS leaders and politicians, single screen theatre owners at large and The Cinema Owners Exhibitors Association of India (COEAI) decided to impose a ban on screenings of films with any Pakistani artistes.

The boycott has a direct result on states such as Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa.

Also read: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in trouble? Exhibitors association boycotts films with Pak artistes

Twitter, however, remains divided in their view of the ban (which, twitter used Shilpa Ratnam is quick to add, is not a mandatory boycott). Here's what Twitterati is saying:

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