Trump’s travel ban tapped in ‘Lion’ ad


Los Angeles, Feb 11, 2017: An ad for the Oscar-nominated film “Lion”, set in India and Australia, highlighted the issue of US President Donald Trumps travel ban on seven predominantly Muslim countries.

The ad in Thursday’s Los Angeles Times featured young Indian actor Sunny Pawar, and it confronted the issue head-on, reports

“It took an extraordinary effort to get eight-year-old actor Sunny Pawar a visa so that he could come to America for the very first time,” the ad reads.

“Next year, that might not be an option.”

“Lion” is nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Dev Patel), Best Supporting Actress (Nicole Kidman) and Best Adapted Screenplay.


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