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24 Aug

Just In: Twitter suspends filmmaker Nabeel Qureshi’s account

Nabeel Qureshi

The weekend has kicked off with a surprise (and will end in Hamza’s wedding photos in all likelihood). But this time, it isn’t a pleasant news. Apparently Twitter has suspended filmmaker Nabeel Qureshi’s Twitter account as the social media website claims that “it violated Twitter rules”.

Nabeel Qureshi is well-known for films like Na Maloom Afraad franchise, Actor in Law and Load Wedding. He is also one of the few Pakistani film directors who have worked with Indian actors. Late actor Om Puri played a major character in his film, Actor In Law.

Nabeel posted the news eight hours ago on his Instagram story and revealed that it happened following his tweets in support of Kashmir.

Read: Load Wedding wins award at Rajasthan International Film Festival


                               Nabeel Qureshi’s Instagram story


The image posted by Nabeel and other Twitter users clearly shows that Twitter has suspended the account due to mass reporting. Twitter has a policy to suspend an account if it gets reported for impersonation by a large group of people. In this case, Nabeel’s account was reported as he recently posted pro-Kashmir tweets.

In an exclusive chat with Something Haute, Nabeel agreed and said, “It’s probably because of some pro-Kashmir tweets; since some BMJ Youth Twitter account in India has got it suspended. I filed an appeal to Twitter and they said that my account is impersonating someone and hence suspended; it can’t be restored!”



Producer of The Legend of Maula Jatt, Ammara Hikmat has called out Twitter for this biased behavior and tweeted:



Currently, the filmmaker is on vacation and travelling the Northern areas of Pakistan with Fahad Mustafa. Keep watching this space for updates.


Syeda Zehra

The author is Assistant Editor at Something Haute. A journalist by profession, the writer has a penchant for films, fashion and music.

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