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Kathryn Bigelow Osama Bin Laden movie runs into India protest

Kathryn Bigelow directs The Hurt Locker

Story by Jack Foley

KATHYRN Bigelow’s new film on Osama Bin Laden has fallen foul of protests from Hindu radicals in India, according to reports.

The Oscar winning director has been forced to shoot in the Indian city of Chandigarh after being denied permission to film in Pakistan, where she had hoped to shoot in Lahore.

But according to the reports, right-wing Hindus are protesting the use of India as a location to depict its sworn enemy, who have fought three wars since winning their independence from Britain in 1947.

The film, Zero Dark Thirty, focuses on the hunt for bin Laden before the al Qaeda leader was killed in the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad by US Navy SEALs in May 2011.

The protesters feel India’s government should have denied permission to make the film on Indian soil.

Zero Dark Thirty is Bigelow’s first film since her Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker

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