Sarmad Ali Sultan famous actor and Film maker has asked his fans in a recent tweet that should he withdraw the film “Zindagi Tamasha” because of the threats he is receiving.He says
“I did not make Zindagi Tamasha to hurt, offend or malign anyone. It’s a story about a ‘good enough Muslim’ – there was/is no mention of a sect, party or faction of any sort. Neither in the uncensored nor the censored version. If a bearded man is to be generically called a molvi, then trust me this is/was a film about a good molvi. An empathetic and heartfelt story of a bearded man who is so much more than just that. He is a human being portrayed through a very humane eye. Well, forget it! As an artist the last thing I’d ever want to achieve through my artistic expression is anarchy or hatred. No! That’s not what an artist does. Or at least I don’t.”
Here is a screenshot of a text that Sarmad Received.
Celebrities are also supporting Sarmad’s stance
Sarmad also said in an open letter previously published on his twitter
“I am bringing this to your notice not just because my team and I are being bullied and pressurised but also because this series of episodes undermines a state institution like the Central Board of Film Censors and strips it of its authority and stature. The space for rational and artistic thinking and expression most not be annexed by a few troublemakers for their political ends but I fear this is what will happen if we buckle under this time”