A new film called "Chandni Chowk to China" was about to open in Kathmandu when enraged youths demonstrated in front of the theater and tore promotion posters off the wall. Authorities have stepped in to stop the film from being screened.
Why? because a character in the film said that the historical Buddha was born in India. However, according to early texts he was born in Lumbini, which is in southern Nepal.
"Chandni Chowk to China" is a Hindi romantic comedy co-produced by Warner Brothers. Nepal's censor board had previewed the film and had asked that the offending scene be removed before it could be shown in Nepal. Nevertheless, word got out, and a boycott of the film is in the works.
One suspects the World Honored-One would think it unskillful to get so worked up over a musical comedy.