Pakistan minister seeks ‘Mohenjo Daro’ filmmaker’s apology for distorting facts

Pakistan, Sindh Province Minister for Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Sardar Ali Shah has strongly reacted to Ashutosh Gowariker’s recently released film ‘Mohenjo Daro’ and insisted an unconditional apology for portraying wrong facts.

Shah said that this film has depicted a mockery of highly famed culture of the 5 millennium old civilization, reported the leading Pakistan daily.

He said that he would soon write on behalf of the Sindh raising objections over the film to the concerned director.

As per the minister, the movie showed facts that is reflects the imagination of filmmakers and has no correlation with long time history of Mohenjo-Daro.

He added that the entire world acknowledges and accord significance towards the heritage sites in Sindh, which was much reflected through the fact that both Makli necropolis and Mohenjo-Daro were placed in the international heritage sites list and UN cultural arm UNESCO is involved in protecting the site with the help of provincial as well the nation government.

Mohenjo Daro, written and directed by famous film personality filmmaker Ashutosh Gowarikar, has met with not so encouraging response at the box office and angered historians and Indologists over the distortion of facts in representing the period.

Film critic Anupama Chopra termed the movie as a mess and an “unintentional comedy”. The New York Times featured the movie saying “isn’t really interested in how the city worked, or in its ancient bells and whistles”.

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