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SOURCE: AFI

Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone’s high-octane aerial action film, “Fighter,” is facing contrasting fates across the globe. While it’s set to take off in theaters worldwide on January 25th, including the UAE, reports suggest it has been grounded in Gulf countries except for the Emirates.

News outlets in India and the Middle East have reported that “Fighter” has been denied release in countries like Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and Oman. The official reason for the ban remains undisclosed, leaving fans and industry observers speculating.

Despite the setback in other Gulf nations, the UAE has cleared the film for release, offering a glimmer of hope for fans in the region. The film’s PG-15 rating in the UAE suggests content concerns might not be the primary reason for the ban in other Gulf countries.

While the official reasons for the ban haven’t been disclosed, speculation includes:

  • Content Concerns: The film might contain elements deemed inappropriate for audiences in Gulf countries, such as depictions of violence or romance that don’t align with local cultural sensitivities.
  • Political Considerations: There could be underlying political tensions influencing the decision, although there’s no official confirmation of this.