Saudi Arabia, Kuwait And Qatar Ban Akshay Kumar’s Bell Bottom

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Mumbai, 21st August 2021: Akshay Kumar starrer Bell Bottom has been released in India on 19 August. While Bell Bottom is getting a good response in the country, media reports claim that the spy thriller has been banned from three Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar. However, film certification authorities in Arab countries reportedly cited tampering with historical facts as the reason for the ban.

Akshay Kumar’s Bell Bottom is the film that hit theatres in India amid the second wave of the Corona pandemic. The film has been released in many countries apart from India, but Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar have banned the film. It is being said that the censor board of these countries has raised objections about a scene in the film. Due to this, the film could not be released there.

The second half of Bell Bottom shows the hijackers took the plane from Lahore to Dubai. According to the actual incident in 1984, the UAE Defence Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum personally handled the situation and it was the UAE authorities who caught the hijackers. So there is a strong possibility that the censor board in the Middle Eastern countries would have objected to it and hence banned it.

After the release of the film, it was estimated that it would have crossed the three crore mark on an opening day but it did not happen. There was a collection of Rs 2.50 crores on the first day. On the second day, the film earned around Rs 2.40 crores. In this way, in two days, ‘Bell Bottom’ has crossed the mark of about five crores.

Along with Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi and Adil Hussain are also in the lead roles in Bell Bottom.