Mumbai, Jun 29 In the wake of a demand to ban the soon-to-be-released film "Shorgul", which is loosely based on the 2013 riots, its makers feel it would have been better had the film industry come out in their support.
Controversial BJP leader from Uttar Pradesh has demanded a ban on the screening of the riot-themed movie in certain parts of that state saying that its contents could disturb the social harmony and create communal tension.
When asked if the makers are sad due to the lack of support from Bollywood, , one of the actors in the film, told reporters, "Had there been support (for the film), it would've been very good. We would've been very happy.
"There are many reasons why they support or don't. Maybe they think this film is not worth it. It's their thinking. We are not big shots yet," said.
Recently, many Bollywood actors had come out in support of " Punjab", when it was caught in a censorship row that snowballed into a political controversy.
, creative director of the film, echoed similar sentiment and said the lack of prominent names backing the film "could be one of the reasons" for not many personalities coming out in support.
"We are not upset. But had they (Bollywood) supported us, it would've been better... Even ' Punjab' had to go through this despite very prominent people being involved in it," he said.
"We tried from our side (to seek help), but I won't name anyone. No one has come forward yet," added.
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