Zoya Akhtar urged to drop bull run scenes from her film

Nov 1, 2010 IANS

London, Nov 1 (IANS) Indian filmmaker Zoya Akhtar has been asked to remove scenes capturing Spain's famous running of the bulls from her upcoming film 'Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara'.

Spanish-American actress Charo has written a letter to the filmmaker asking her to delete the scenes, reports contactmusic.com.

'Deriving any pleasure from abusing bulls is something we should all be ashamed of and certainly nothing that should be promoted in a feature film,' Charo wrote in her letter to Akhtar, who had earlier helmed 'Luck By Chance'.

'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' features Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol and Farhan Akhtar and it is scheduled for a April 2011 release. A few scenes in the film were reportedly shot in Pamplona, Spain, during the famous bull event, part of the annual nine-day festival of Sanfermines that involves crowds running in front of a herd of the beasts let loose throughout the town's streets.

'Non-violence is the greatest virtue. We have long been out of the caves. Let us get rid of these outdated traditions. (The) World will be a better place without these blood-sports,' said Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism.

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