Zindagi Tamasha: Sarmad Khoosat’s Pakistan film suspended after religious uproar

Sarmad Khoosat’s upcoming film, Zindagi Tamasha, scheduled to release on January 24, 2020 initially came under scrutiny for having ‘objectionable’ content.

The controversy over the film has again revealed the deep divisions in Pakistani society as religious groups have grown more vocal in recent years.

A spokesperson for the political party Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) was quoted in local media as saying the film’s content was “blasphemous”.

Meanwhile, the director has also been instructed not to release the film “till final decision of the committee”.