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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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MH370 'movie' draws condemnation

New Straits Times | Tuesday, May 20, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR - Several netizens vented their anger on social media when the movie trailer for The Vanishing Act went viral on the Internet after it was presented to potential film buyers and investors at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Saturday.

Among the unhappy lot was the daughter of the flight's chief steward Andrew Nari, Maira Elizabeth Nari, who took to her social media accounts.

Maira posted on her Instagram account that she was disgusted with the movie, directed by Rupesh Paul. He had previously directed an erotic film titled Kamasutra 3D.

"What are you trying to prove here? I am so disgusted by the movie, Rupesh Paul. Very insensitive. Can you please respect the family members of MH370? And that is not how the cabin crew works in an aircraft," she said, referring to a scene in the trailer featuring two cabin crew sharing a passionate moment.

Maira appealed to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein for the government to act over the film.

Several Twitter users also joined Maria to offer their support and voiced their outrage over the movie trailer.

A user by the name of Az from Selangor, through his Twitter handle "azizulg", described the trailer as outrageous and preposterous.

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