Mumbai: Debutant director Abhishek Sharma`s forthcoming film "Tere Bin Laden", a tongue-in-cheek satirical take off on Al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, is releasing July 16, but it won`t be screened in the US right now.
Producer Pooja Shetty says the date for the US release of the film is yet to be decided. One factor for this could be the US sensibilities about the man accused of masterminding the 9/11 attack on New York`s World Trade Centre.
"We will not release the film in US on July 16. We first want to see how the film fares in other countries. If it does well, then we will think about a US release few months down the line, but not now," Shetty told reporters.
On July 16, the film will also release in Britain, Malaysia and Pakistan among other countries.
"Tere Bin Laden" tells the story of an ambitious young reporter, played by Pakistani singer-turned-actor Ali Zafar, desperate to migrate to the US to pursue the American dream.
His repeated attempts to migrate are shot down by visa officials. But he is not ready to accept defeat and finally sees a ray of hope in an Osama Bin Laden look-alike. He then hatches a scheme to produce a fake Osama video and sell it to news channels as a scoop.