On the 72nd Independence Day, the makers of Namaste England, starring Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra unveiled the first poster of the film. While the poster went viral on social media, it also racked up a controversy.
The Vipul Shah film has caught up in map controversy. In the poster, we could spot the outline map of India but the Aksai Chin region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir is missing. Check out the poster here.
Since the government of India has strict rules when it comes to mapping India’s external border, this mistake might lead to legal trouble for the makers. According to the National Map Policy that was introduced in 2005, misinterpretation of India’s map is regarded as a violation. Also, the misinterpretation of external borders of the country is criminalised according to the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1961.
However, only the government of India can file a complaint against this violation. Meanwhile, no official statement regarding the issue has been released by the makers yet.
Namaste England will narrate the journey of two young individuals from Punjab to England, meshed together due to love. Namaste England is slated to hit the theatres on October 19, 2018.