Saman Ali finally watches 'Poran' at Star Cineplex wearing lungi

Earlier, a video, in which Saman said the Cineplex had refused to sell a ticket to him as he was wearing a lungi, took social media by storm

After being denied tickets at Star Cineplex Mirpur for wearing lungi, Saman Ali Sarkar finally got to watch the recently released film "Poran" on Thursday with his family at the same branch.

Star Cineplex shared Saman's photo with his family on its Facebook page. The Cineplex's Sony Square branch had invited them to watch the film.

Earlier, a video, in which Saman said the Cineplex had refused to sell a ticket to him as he was wearing a lungi, took social media by storm. The film fraternity also took a swipe at the authorities.

The Cineplex later apologised for not allowing the elderly customer to enter its cinema hall.

"Star Cineplex does not discriminate against customers based on anything, least of all a person's attire. No such policies exist at our organisation that would deny a person the right to purchase a ticket because of them choosing to wear a lungi," Mesbah Uddin Ahmed, Star Cineplex's senior manager of media and marketing, said.

"The incident being circulated through social media is most likely the result of an unfortunate misunderstanding. We are deeply shocked to see such an event take place and grateful to the relevant parties for bringing it to our attention. We would like to warmly invite this person alongside his family to our Sony Square branch to watch Poran. Furthermore, we are investigating this incident as we speak to ensure no such misunderstandings take place in the future."

Poran lead actors Bidya Sinha Saha Mim and Sariful Razz took to Facebook saying that they want to watch the film with Saman.

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