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Bollywood film trolled by Pakistani users for wrongly depicting ISI headquarters

PTI | Updated on: 19 Sep 2018, 05:41:31 PM
Bollywood film trolled by Pakistani users for wrongly depicting ISI headquarters (Photo- Twitter/@boxofficemazza)


Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mithun Chakraborty-starrer “Genius” has come under fire from people from across the border, courtesy a scene that shows Lahore’s Arfa Technology Park as the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) headquarters.

The official headquarters of the Pakistan’s spy agency is situated in Islamabad.

The anomaly in the Anil Sharma-directed film was detected by Umar Saif, a Pakistani IT expert on Twitter.

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“Arfa technology park making waves beyond borders. P.S. Bollywood needs better script writers,” he wrote while sharing a clip from the film.

Soon after, other Pakistani users joined in and trolled the film, which marks the debut of Sharma’s son Utkarsh.

“More funnier (sic) is that the building is shown to be in Islamabad, it’s not the script writer but the movie editor that is responsible for such obvious blunder,” wrote another user.

“ISI headquarters. Aman, what kind of weapons are you guys keeping there?” read a tweet by another user.

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Many criticised the film for its lack of research in showing the ISI headquarters.

“That’s not ISI Headquarters, and that’s NOT even Islamabad... Come on India, you’re better than this, at least I believe,” wrote a user.

Another tweet read, “I just came to know, I work for ISI headquarter and the Lahore renamed as Islamabad... “

“Genius”, which also featured Ayesha Jhulka and KK Raina, released in India on August 24.

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First Published : 19 Sep 2018, 05:14:17 PM