In the aftermath of the Uri attack that resulted in the loss of lives of 18 Indian soldiers, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) gave an ultimatum to Pakistani film actors to leave India.
Pakistani distributors have retaliated by not releasing Mahendra Singh Dhoni's biopic, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. The film, starring actor Sushant Singh Rajput as Dhoni, releases on 30 September.
Already, the trailer of the much-awaited biopic has caused an online goosebump epidemic.
Following the ban, Indian keyboard warriors on Twitter have unleashed their wrath on our recalcitrant neighbour.
I think Pakistan banned the Dhoni biopic only because they've already seen the best scripted cricket in the world.— Rohan (@mojorojo) September 28, 2016
Why is MS Dhoni: The Untold Story banned in Pakistan? Does it feature the last over from Joginder Sharma in the 2007 T20 World Cup?— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) September 28, 2016
Dhoni's biopic is banned is Pakistan. This is why Pakistan will keep having captains like Shahid Afridi & wicket keepers like Kamran Akmal.— Ojas. (@Ojasism) September 28, 2016
Pakistan bans Dhoni biopic. Na cricket chalne denge. Na cricket biopics. Impact will be felt when next gen of cricketers arrive in 10 years.— cricBC (@cricBC) September 29, 2016
Pakistan not releasing Dhoni biopic. They say the title of the film is M.S. Dhoni - The Untold Story, & they don't watch movies w/o stories.— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) September 28, 2016
MS Dhoni Biopic banned in Pakistan because they don't want to see Misbah scoop again... 😉— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) September 29, 2016
Pak distributors think if Dhoni's biopic is released in Pakistan then their citizens will come to know that India won 2007 T20 WC & 2011 WC.— PhD in Bak*****☔ (@Atheist_Krishna) September 28, 2016
Dhoni's biopic won't be releasing in Pakistan. They're scared of even Dhoni's helicopters & talk about not being scared of our Army jets!💪!😂— गीतिका (@ggiittiikkaa) September 28, 2016
Pakistan refuses to release Dhoni biopic.— Abhishek (@ImAbhishek_) September 28, 2016
I guess they don't want their public with broken TVs to know what Team India did to them 😂
MS Dhoni movie banned in Pakistan, and we are busy supporting Fawad Khan because he's hot.— Sushant singh rajput (@lighter_hai) September 28, 2016
I'm out of here.
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