Calendar Girls is about the five girls who hail from different regions of India, and who have been selected to pose for the country’s most prestigious annual calendar.
After ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and ‘Phantom’, the latest movie to land in a soup of troubles for its release in Pakistan is Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Calendar Girls’.
“One of the girls in the film features as being of Pakistani origin and delivers a dialogue – “Pakistani ladkiyan bhi utne hi bold kaam karti hai jitni baki ladkiya karti hai; balki kabhi kabhi usse zyada bhi“.
The film’s trailer shows people protesting against the right of a Pakistani model to work in India.
Pakistani officials have claimed that the film, if released in Pakistan, will have bad influence on young girls of the county.
It seems more like a publicity stunt as no Pakistani distributor has even attempted to import the film as yet.
The upcoming film from the National Award-winning director takes inspiration from the real-life bikini models of a famous yearly calendar. “As any person who’s all the time tackled exhausting-hitting topics sensitively, I earnestly request all distributors in Pak to kindly watch the movie”, Bhandarkar tweeted on Tuesday. Instead, they should see the film in totality. Local and Indian media quickly picked up on the news and people have since started making appeals for the film to be released in Pakistan.
The five leading ladies are Kyra Dutt, Akanksha Puri, Avani Modi, Satarupa Pyne and Ruhi Singh.