More Tere Bin Laden

Whether or not Bin Laden was killed by US forces, it seems that I am not the only person that finds the news about the death of Bin Laden eerily similar to the plot of Tere Bin Laden. The Times of India just published the story ‘Tere Bin Laden’ producer considering re-release of movie.

There is a move afoot to re-release the Osama-spoof, Tere Bin Laden, in cinema halls and on satellite channels.

The film’s producer, Pooja Shetty Deora, told TOI, “We are considering re-releasing the movie, but we have still not been able to contact our distributors in this regard. We will have to wait for a couple of days to gauge whether the public really wants to see the film in theatres all over again.”

The interest was also apparent on social networking sites; the film’s title was often used across various websites throughout Monday. One Tweet said, “Bin Tere Laden America is lost they’ll have to create a new victim and find the next nation to ruin (sic).” Writer Pritish Nandy tweeted, “Interested to see who is presented as the captured young wife of Osama. Anyone in Hollywood will give her right arm for the role.”

Twitter also had the following message: “Today’s quote from Pakistan is Tere Bin Laden (sic).”

One of the Twitter theories was that CIA got the idea to finally kill Laden from the film. A Tweet said: “I am sure someone from CIA watched ‘Tere Bin Laden’ and found it to be a very good idea.”

The winner tweet of the day as far as Bollywood was concerned was perhaps: “How many times will Osama die? Is it the last time?

As I said in a comment on Man With the Muckrake:

And I’m gonna get really suspicious here if some unknown Pakistani kid lands some big Contract as a Network Anchor in the States!!!

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