Bell Bottom movie starring Akshay Kumar got banned in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Kuwait due to ‘Factual Error’

Bell Bottom is an espionage thriller-based movie. It is directed by Ranjit M Tewari and written by Aseem Arora and Parveez Shaikh. The film is produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, and Nikkhil Advani, and its production companies are Pooja Entertainment and Emmay Entertainment.

Bell Bottom is an upcoming film based on true events, and it is a story of the 1980’s era about some unforgettable heroes. It was the first Bollywood movie that started shooting in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, during which shooting was stopped in India. Its official announcement was made in November 2019 with a release date of Republic Day 2021. But due to the pandemic, its release date has also been postponed. The filming of the movie was wrapped up on 30th September in London.

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Banned in Saudi Arabia and Quatar

Bell Bottom got banned and it seems like all the Dubai PR did not work for the makers of Akshay Kumar starring Bell Bottom. The film has now been banned for screening in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Kuwait. It is the first film that has become the first film to be releasing in theatres amid the second wave of the pandemic in India, which was met with good reviews. However, despite all the good word of mouth, the UAE authorities didn’t clear it for screening there. The UAE authorities believe that there are factual errors in the film. 


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Bell Bottom stars Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi, Lara Dutta, Denzil Smith, Aniruddh Dave, Adil Hussain, and Thalaivasal Vijay.

Release Date

The release date was again got postponed due to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic this year. Recently release date has been revealed. Akshay Kumar who is playing the lead role has made an announcement that it is ready for a theatrical release on 27th July 2020. It made the fans more excited who have been waiting for such a long time, but an official announcement has not been made till now.

Akshay has posted on his social media handles a clip of his character of a RAW agent walking past a board with the release date written on it. His caption read, “I know you have patiently waited for the release of #Bellbottom. Couldn’t be happier to finally announce the release of our film. Arriving on the big screens worldwide #BellBottomOn27July.”

The makers of Bell Bottom had recently, rejected all reports that the film was heading for an OTT premiere. Its production house, Vasu Bhagnani’s Pooja Entertainment, released the statement for the same.

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