Indian did it again and they will never learn to respect other. They think they are superhuman. Down with Indian expansionist !!!
Six years after Nepal banned a section of Hindi films due to erupting violence, the new Maoist-led government Thursday officially banned Bollywood's first Kung Fu comedy 'Chandni Chowk to China' after continued public protests over its misrepresentation of the Buddha's birthplace.
The formal ban by the ministry of information and communications came as cinemas in Nepal had on their own stopped screening the controversial film Wednesday.
The government move followed street protests by students, who said the film was an attack on Nepal's territorial integrity and sovereignty with its false claim that the Buddha was born in India.
"The Buddha was born in Nepal; learn to respect Nepal's identity and sovereignty," students screamed during a protest rally before an engineering college in the valley Thursday. In the Lainchaur area near the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu, protesters marched in silence, waving placards.
A group of protesters also handed over a memorandum to the Indian embassy.
All Kathmandu Valley cinemas hurriedly dropped the Akshay Kumar-Deepika Padukone starrer and began showing the earlier Bollywood release 'Ghajini' or Nepali films.
"The trouble was created by the narration in the film," said Nepali film director K.P. Pathak, who heads the Nepal Film Directors' Association that is urging audiences to boycott all foreign films that project wrong messages.
"About five minutes into the film, the narration introduces the hero as someone born in India, the Buddha's birthplace," Pathak told us.
The Buddha was born Prince Siddharth in Lumbini in south Nepal in 623 BC. Thousands of pilgrims and tourists visit the area every year to pay their homage.
Before being released in Nepal on Friday, 'Chandni Chowk to China' was viewed by Nepal's censor board which objected to the dialogue. Subsequently, the distributors deleted it.
But though the offending dialogue was removed, the word got around and students stormed the deluxe Jai Nepal cinema Wednesday, tearing down posters of the film.
Remembering the violence that flared up in 2000 after comments were wrongly attributed to Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan, the distributors of 'Chandni Chowk to China' Wednesday decided to can it.
The RAW installations in Kathmandu like APCA house should also be closed as soon as possible otherwise such anti-Nepal acrivities wil never stop as the Indian embassy and APCA are plotting againtrs the sovereignty of Nepal. 90 per cent of the APCA staff are Indian from Darjeeling, Sikkim, Kalimpong and its running a campaign for Indiam idol also. Nepal government should ban all the RAW offices in Kathmandu.