New Delhi, Sept 19: Pakistan-bashing is not something new for Bollywood movie-makers but when such ventures are not backed with a comprehensive research, then there is bound to be a backlash. In the recent film 'Genius' which got released on August 24, something similar happened. In one of the scenes of the film related to our western neighbours, Lahore's Arfa Software Technology Park has been shown as the ISI headquarters and it did not go down well the common Pakistanis who trolled the film brutally.
The film, featuring Utkarsh Sharma, son of Anil Sharma who directed the blockbuster film 'Gadar: Ek Prem Katha' in 2001 and where Utkarsh featured as a child actor, also includes seasoned actors like Mithun Chakraborty and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. It, however, failed to make much of a mark in the box office although the negative response it received from across the border saw it making some headlines.
Bollywood has a big fan following in Pakistan and its films and actors and actresses have immense popularity there. But this one film failed to strike a chord with them.
Here are some tweets posted trolling the controversial clip of the film 'Genius':
Arfa technology park making waves beyond borders.— Umar Saif (@umarsaif) September 18, 2018
P.S. Bollywood needs better script writers. pic.twitter.com/vCeff7GYSj
So Arfa Kareem Software Technology Park got the headquarters of ISI too. Lmao!— Muhammad Arshad Mukhtar (@Muhamma07815324) September 18, 2018
Sir congrats on your promotion🤣 clearly shows your positive role in our society has made them labelled you this.— Aisha (@AishaAnwr) September 18, 2018
Arfa Karim Tower, Lahore being shown as ISI headquarters in Islamabad. 🤦— Ahaz Makhdoom 🇵🇰 (@ABSMakhdoom) September 18, 2018
How hard is it to Google huh???
Hadd hogayi😂😁 https://t.co/w7tqnjBJi7
Hahahahahaha. ISI headquarters. Aman, what kind of weapons are you guys keeping there? 😂— Khansa Idrees (@KhansaIdrees) September 18, 2018