Pak minister demands apology from ‘Mohenjo Daro’ makers

Hrithik Roshan starrer recently released period film ‘Mohenjo Daro’ has been getting attention for all the wrong reasons.

Social media users have criticised the film for its wrong and stereotypical portyal of the age and time, and now a Pakistani minister has demanded an apology form director Ashutosh Gowariker for misleading people through his movie ‘Mohenjo Daro’.

Sindh Minister for Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Sardar Ali Shah is upset with the filmmaker for "distorting" historical facts and "making a mockery" of highly developed and respected culture of the 5000-year-old civilisation, reported The Dawn.

Shah said the film is merely a “figment of the director’s imagination” and that it has absolutely no connection with the ancient histroy of Mohenjo Daro. He added that the world has widely acknowledged the importance of the heritage sites of Sindh, which was evident from the fact that Makli necropolis and Mohenjo-Daro had been included in the list of international heritage sites and UNESCO was caring for them in coordination with the government.

The minister said he would soon communicate Sindh's reaction and objections to ‘the director concerned’.

The movie also faced flak of many historians, right from the release of its first look posters and trailer.

The epic adventure-love story which also starred debutant Pooja Hegde and Kabir Bedi, released on August 12 and has grossed Rs 102.82 crore worldwide in 10 days.