Looking at a satirical spin on the US-led 'war on terror' we ask if comedy can be used to fight violence.
Could laughter be the next weapon in the war against terrorism? It seems to be working in India, where a satirical film about a fake Osama bin Laden tape has become an unexpected success this year.
Tere Bin Laden portrays the media and the US' so-called war on terror from the perspective of a struggling Pakistani journalist named Ali.
When Ali dupes an Osama bin Laden lookalike into starring in a fake al-Qaeda video, US and Pakistani officials embark on an international manhunt that is as telling as it is entertaining.
In Pakistan, the movie was banned for fear that a comedic portrayal of bin Laden would provoke further terrorist attacks in the region.
On Monday's Riz Khan we ask: Is there room for humour in the war against terrorism?
Riz speaks to Tere Bin Laden star and Pakistani pop sensation Ali Zafar, who is the first Pakistani to play a leading role in a Bollywood movie. Also joining the programme is Abhishek Sharma, who wrote and directed the film.
Source: Al Jazeera | This episode of Riz Khan aired from Monday, September 6, 2010.