RBN Web Desk: The makers of Total Dhamaal, the upcoming adventure-comedy flick directed by Indra Kumar, have decided not to release the film in Pakistan. The core team behind the film announced today that they have decided to withdraw Total Dhamaal from all halls in Pakistan where it was slated to release.
The team took the decision in the wake of the killing of 40 paramilitary soldiers at Pulwama on 14 February by Pak-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed.
The film has an ensemble cast that includes Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Javed Jaffrey, Esha Gupta, Johnny Lever, Boman Irani and others. The film will also see Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit share screen space after nearly two decades. They last appeared together in Pukar (2000).
Devgn, who is also a co-producer of the film, said on Twitter that the decision was taken in the light of the current situation. He also pledged to donate ₹50 lakh to the families of the martyred soldiers.
Twitterati, however, reacted differently to the decision with users suggesting that it would have been a deserving punishment for Pakistan had the film released there.
Finally. Something happened in favour of pakistan
— haunted grim (@hauntedgrim67) February 18, 2019
They should consider not releasing it India as well keeping tourture to the audiences in mind.
— Umesh Rakheja (@umeshrakheja) February 18, 2019
Actually releasing it might have been a more apt ‘punishment’ Riteish!
— Saleem (@saleem_ahmed) February 18, 2019
Total Dhamaal, the third film in the Dhamaal franchise, is slated to hit the theatres on 22 February.