Salman Khan’s Blockbuster ‘Tiger 3’ Breaks Records in India but Faces Bans in Middle Eastern Nations over Controversial Muslim Depiction.
Media reports reveal that Gulf states, including Oman, Qatar, and Kuwait, have imposed bans on ‘Tiger 3’ due to concerns about the film’s portrayal of Muslims. The Bollywood film, starring Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Imran Hashmi, depicts the leader of a global terrorist organization and was released during the Hindu festival of Diwali.
Middle Eastern countries are reportedly hesitant to release ‘Tiger 3’ in their cinemas due to its narrative based on India and Pakistan. It’s noteworthy that earlier, the Tamil-language film ‘Master’ faced similar restrictions in Kuwait and Qatar last year for depicting Muslims as terrorists.
The imposition of restrictions in the Middle East will significantly impact the business of ‘Tiger 3.’ It’s worth noting that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries, where Indian films receive regional reviews, contribute 25 to 30 percent of the total revenue earned by films from India.