72 Hoorain JNU Screening:
A special screening of the controversial Bollywood film, ’72 Hoorain’ was organized at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) by the Vivekanand Vichar Manch on Tuesday, July 4. The film helmed by Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, is expected to release in cinemas on July 7th.
The screening started at 4 pm at JNU’s convention center amid backlash from the university’s student’s union.
The screening was also attended by the director of the film, Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, producer of the film, Kiran Dagar, co-producers Ashoke Pandit, Gulab Singh Tanwar, and one of the lead actors, Pavan Malhotra.
During an interview with ANI, Ashoke Pandit said, “The experience was brilliant because we believed in the subject and the subject was close to us.”
He further added, “Our intention is to expose terrorism — all those forces which are supporting terrorism, which is sowing a seed of terrorism in mankind and the innocents who are getting targeted.”
Ashoke Pandit concluded saying, “This has nothing to do with Islam and the Quran. We are talking about terrorist organizations.”
Story first published: Tuesday, July 5, 2023, 13:43 [IST]