Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees Faces Ban In Pakistan
The free up of much-anticipated Bollywood movie “Raees” starring Shah Rukh Khan and Pakistani actress Mahira Khan, used to be on Monday banned in Pakistan because of its “objectionable” content material.
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) stated the Rahul Dholakia directorial, which marks Mahira Khan’s Bollywood debut, won’t free up within the nation. The movie used to be scheduled to hit Pakistani cinemas on Sunday.
Sources within the know stated the rationale at the back of the ban used to be that “the content material undermines Islam, and a selected non secular sect, (It additionally) portrays Muslims as criminals, sought after individuals and terrorists”.
Most individuals objected to the movie’s free up, an authentic of the Punjab censor board stated, including that they are going to apply the verdict of the central censor board.
The self-imposed ban on Bollywood movies ended on February 1 as Karachi’s Atrium Cinemas screened Hrithik Roshan starrer “Kaabil“. The knowledge ministry and CBFC additionally cleared Karan Johar’s “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” for screening within the nation.
Last week, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gave the thumbs as much as the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to raise the “ban” by way of issuing No Objection Certificate to Indian movies, topic to clearance through the Censor Board.
According to an reputable handout issued through the Information Ministry, the federal government used to be “happy to proceed the prevailing open coverage to show all global films (together with Indian movies) in Pakistani cinemas”.
The remark, on the other hand, identified that the cinema homes can be allowed to display films handiest after approval from related censor forums.
Following the tensions over an assault on an Indian military base in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, and surgical moves around the Line of Control in September remaining yr, Pakistani cinema house owners had made up our minds to not display Indian films till the ambience was higher. They took the verdict after the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association banned all Pakistani artists from running in movie tasks in India.