In wake of Christchurch attacks, New Zealand theaters pull down movie on 26/11

In wake of the horrific Christchurch attacks, Dev Patel starrer Hotel Mumbai has been pulled off from theaters in New Zealand. The movie featuring the likes of Anupam Kher and Armie Hammer, along with Patel is based on the 26/11 terror attacks on Indian financial capital Mumbai’s Taj Hotel.

It displays the story of Taj Hotel staff that risked their lives to keep the guests and other people safe during one of the darkest days for the financial capital of India.

According to a report by NZ Herald, Icon Film Distribution released a statement saying the film has been suspended from all the New Zealand theatres after the Christchurch mosque shootings. Aling with that, the promotional activities and advertising have been stopped for the movie directed by Australian filmmaker Anthony Maras.

“After consultation with local exhibition partners, the decision was made to suspend the filmout of respect for a country in mourning,” the statement said.

50 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.
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