I'm getting threats not to release 'Zindagi Tamasha', Sarmad Khoosat
Filmmaker Sarmad Khoosat started considering not releasing his upcoming movie 'Zindagi Tamasha' after receiving threats from unknown people online.
Sarmad Khoosat had earlier said that he was being pressured not to release the film and that complaints were being lodged against him in the police stations and courts where threats were being made.
The trailer of Sarmad Khoosat's film 'Zindagi Tamasha' was released last year while the aforementioned film was also presented at the film festival abroad where the film also received awards.
However, a few weeks ago, Sarmad Khoosat suddenly removed the trailer of the movie from YouTube saying that he was receiving threats so the trailer was being removed but the movie will be released on January 24, 2020.
However, Sarmad Khoosat later disclosed himself receiving threats, asking for help on January 17 by writing an open letter to the president and prime minister.
The filmmaker also appealed to the Chief Justice of Pakistan for help and said that his film 'Zindagi Tamasha' has no objectionable material but he is still being threatened.
Despite threats, Sarmad Khoosat had also reiterated his commitment to release the 'Zindagi Tamasha' on a scheduled time, but now the filmmaker has started considering not releasing the film.
Sarmad Khoosat wrote an open letter to Pakistani people on Twitter and Instagram on January 19, indicating that he may not be able to release the film due to threats.
Eman Suleiman plays a key role in the film - screenshot
In his long letter, Sarmad Khoosat also spoke on the story of the film and said that the story of the film is a story of a good Muslim and Islam, the film depicts a good Maulvi.
The filmmaker wrote that no religious sect was mentioned in the film nor the film was against any religion or sect, the film reflects the society.
Sarmad Khoosat wrote in the letter that the film censor board had no objection to the 'Zindagi Tmasha'; the words which the film board objected to were removed. The remaining censor board did not object to the story of the film but the other censor board Has objection to the movie.
The filmmaker said in an open letter to the people of Pakistan that he had spent 2 years on making a 'life spectacle' and how could he discourage so many months of hard work now?
Sarmad Khoosat also mentioned one of his friends in the letter who advised him not to release the film and to make a new film.
The filmmaker wrote that he respected the aforementioned friends, but he knew how much he had to work on making the 'Zindagi Tamasha' and how much he loved the film.
Sarmad Khoosat asked the public and friends whether they should stop the film after the threats. At the same time, he expressed his opinion that he thought he should stop the film.
In the letter, Sarmad Khoosat also stated that he won three gold medals, including always achieving good marks in education.
In a letter from the filmmaker explicitly pointing out that he did not release the 'Zindagi Tamasha', many people advised him not to do so, and well-known showbiz figures came out in support of him.
Mahira Khan, Humayun Saeed, Oscar-winning filmmaker Sherman Obaid Chennai, singer Ali Gul Pir and several other prominent figures, including actress and singer Meera Sethi, advised Sardar Khoosat not to stop the film at any stage and said that he was' Zindagi Tamasha 'must release.