Since the announcement of the film based on the life of Tipu Sultan, King of Mysore, the filmmaker and production have faced continual threats from all over the world.

Today, the producer Sandeep Singh released a statement making an announcement of shelving the movie, Hazrat Tipu Sultan.

He announced, ‘The film on Hazrat Tipu Sultan will not be made. I kindly request my fellow brothers and sisters to refrain from threatening or abusing my family, friends, and me. I sincerely apologize if I have unintentionally hurt anyone’s religious sentiments. It was never my intention to do so, as I firmly believe in respecting all beliefs. As Indians, let us forever unite and always give respect to one another! Love, Sandeep Singh

He announced, ‘The film on Hazrat Tipu Sultan will not be made. I kindly request my fellow brothers and sisters to refrain from threatening or abusing my family, friends, and me. I sincerely apologize if I have unintentionally hurt anyone’s religious sentiments. It was never my intention to do so, as I firmly believe in respecting all beliefs. As Indians, let us forever unite and always give respect to one another! Love, Sandeep Singh

Earlier, when Sandeep launched the film on Tipu Sultan, he said, “This is the cinema I personally believe in.” My films speak for the truth… I was misled into thinking he was a braveheart, as shown in our history textbooks. But no one is aware of his dark side. I want to show his dark side to future generations.’

‘What we are taught in school about Tipu Sultan is utter disinformation,’ said Pawan Sharma, who was supposed to direct the film. I was completely startled and disillusioned to learn of his true nature as a racist ruler. Through my film, I am daring to depict a cruel reality that has been distorted in order for us to believe he is a warrior hero.

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