‘Fighter’: Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone starrer facing issues in Gulf countries

Siddharth Anand’s upcoming movie ‘Fighter’ starring Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, and Anil Kapoor is set to release on January 25, 2024. However, the movie has reportedly faced a setback as it failed to receive clearance from the GCC Censors in most Gulf countries, with the exception of the UAE.

According to reports, the censor screening for ‘Fighter’ took place on January 10, 2024, and it was officially announced on January 23 that the film would not be released in most Gulf countries. The specific reason for the ban remains undisclosed, but it is speculated to be due to content that the censors found either highly disturbing or objectionable.

Additionally, it is noted that ‘Tiger 3’ faced a similar fate, being banned in Kuwait and Qatar. As a result, ‘Fighter’ might miss out on potential revenue ranging from $500,000 to $1 million due to the denial of clearance by the GCC Censors in the Gulf countries.

Advance bookings for ‘Fighter’ have been reported to be reasonable, with approximately 70,000 tickets sold in top national cinema chains. The film aims to achieve ticket sales ranging from 1.5 to 1.75 lakh in popular national chains like PVR, Inox, and Cinepolis. It is expected to reach a box office collection of around Rs 25 crores on its opening day.

The movie follows the journey of Shamsher Pathania, portrayed by Hrithik Roshan, as he fulfills his dream of becoming a member of the Indian Air Force. Faced with challenges, Shamsher must overcome his limitations to emerge as a true hero.

‘Fighter’ is all set to be the first major Bollywood release of the year, promising thrilling aerial action and is scheduled to hit theaters on January 25, 2024.

➤# FAQ
Q: What is the reason behind the ban of ‘Fighter’ in most Gulf countries?
A: The specific reason for the ban remains undisclosed, but it is speculated to be due to content that the censors found either highly disturbing or objectionable.

Q: What is the expected box office collection for ‘Fighter’ in India?
A: The film is expected to achieve a box office collection of around Rs 25 crores on its opening day and surpass the Rs 100 crores nett mark over the four-day weekend.

Q: What is the storyline of ‘Fighter’?
A: ‘Fighter’ follows the journey of Shamsher Pathania (portrayed by Hrithik Roshan) as he fulfills his lifelong dream of becoming a member of the Indian Air Force and emerges as a true hero.

➤# Conclusion
Despite facing a ban in most Gulf countries, ‘Fighter’ has generated significant attention and advance bookings ahead of its release. With its intriguing storyline and star-studded cast, the film is anticipated to make a strong impact at the box office and captivate audiences with its thrilling aerial action.

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