Pakistani minister Sardar Ali Shah, Sindh Minister for Culture, Tourism and Antiquities, has demanded an apology from the makers of Indian film Mohenjo Daro for "distorting" historical facts and "making a mockery" of the 5000-year-old civilisation, reported The Dawn.
Mr Shah said that he would soon communicate Sindh's reaction and objections to filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker who, he said, misled people with his movie Mohenjo Daro, which was released on August 12.
He said Mr Gowariker should tender apology to Sindhi people for distorting historical facts and making a mockery of highly developed culture of the civilisation.
Mr Shah said Harappan War and recovery of levy which were nothing but figments of imagination of filmmakers and had nothing to do with history of Mohenjo Daro.
He said that the world has widely acknowledged the importance of the heritage sites of Sindh, which was evident from the fact that Mohenjo Daro has been included in the list of international heritage sites by the UNESCO.
Mohenjo Daro was written and directed by Mr Gowariker. It features Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde in lead roles.
Mohenjo Daro is an ancient Indus Valley Civilisation city that flourished between 2600 and 1900 BCE.
The site, which lies in Pakistan's Sindh province, was discovered in the 1920s.
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