Sarmad Sultan Koohsat has shared a tweet saying, “Getting dozens of threatening phone calls and messages. Should I withdraw Zindagi Tamasha?” in which he has written a very long open letter discussing that he is receiving numerous threats and calls not to release his upcoming flick Zindagi Tamasha. He wrote,” Like any other film, made in any part of the world, Zindagi Tamasha is a reflection of its setting. My team and I explored themes around gender constructs, class divisions, and complex human experiences. There was never any intention to attack, to point fingers at or humiliate any individual or institution.” He also writes in the end, “The space for rational and artistic thinking and expression must not be annexed by a few troublemakers for their political ends but I fear this is what will happen if we buckle under this time.” He then rests his case on Allah and asks Public opinion. The film is all set to release on 24th January 2020. Zindagi Tamasha is a bilingual film directed and co-produced by Sarmad Khoosat and written by Nirmal Bano (an NCA graduate). If features Eman Suleman, Samiya Mumtaz, Arif Hasan, and Ali Qureshi in pivotal roles.
Getting dozens of threatening phone calls and msgs. Should I withdraw Zindagi Tamasha? pic.twitter.com/OJB396B1xq
— Sarmad Khoosat (@KhoosatSarmad) January 19, 2020