Pakistan Has Banned These 7 Bollywood Films In 2018
Bollywood movies have a huge fan following in Pakistan. Almost every year, it is only Bollywood films which go on to do record business at the Pakistan box-office. Bollywood movies have overshadowed Pakistani films every time and even the audiences there prefer to watch Bollywood films which are high in production value and feature their favorite stars.
Though a lot of Bollywood films are also banned in Pakistan each year thanks to the political tensions between the two countries. A number of Bollywood films feature bits related to the army or the politics which sometimes refer to Pakistan as well and these films are not cleared by the Pakistan Censor Board. Also, films with sexual content and content viewed as offensive in Islam are not cleared. Here are 7 Bollywood films banned by Pakistan in 2018:
PadMan: The Akshay Kumar-Sonam Kapoor starrer failed to get a NOC from the Pakistan Censor Board as the member gave the reason that the film focused on a tabooed topic and is not fit for screening in Pakistan.
Raazi: The Alia Bhatt starrer spy thriller was banned in Pakistan and it focused on Alia's intelligence agent who played an important role during the 1971 Indo-Pak war.
Veere Di Wedding: The Sonam Kapoor-Kareena Kapoor starrer female buddy comedy has been banned in Pakistan as it contains vulgar dialogues and obscene scenes.
Aiyaary: The Manoj Bajpayee-Sidharth Malhotra starrer directed by Neeraj Pandey also failed to get a clearance in Pakistan and was banned from release as it portrayed Pakistan in a bad light.
Pari: The Anushka Sharma starrer horror film was banned in Pakistan as it promoted black magic and non-Islamic values.
Race 3: Salman Khan, who is highly popular in the country won't be able to gift his upcoming film Race 3 to his fans there as, during Eid, Pakistan bans all foreign films in order to promote Pakistani films.
Parmanu: The John Abraham starrer also failed to release in Pakistan as the country has a blanket ban on all the films from foreign countries during the festivities of Eid.