Aamir Khan not to release ‘Dangal’ in Pakistan

Aamir Khan not to release ‘Dangal’ in Pakistan

Actor-producer Aamir Khan has decided against releasing his Bollywood blockbuster “Dangal” after the censor board in Pakistan demanded that two scenes involving the Indian flag and anthem be cut. Mobashir Hasan, Pakistan’s Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) head, said over social media, ”Yes, the board unanimously decided to skip two scenes.”

Asked why the Indian flag and anthem needed to be cut, Hasan said, “The decision is the collective wisdom of the board.” He added that it was now up to the local distributor to release it or not. He said the movie’s distributor in Pakistan was Geo Films.

Subsequently, Aamir has decided not to release the movie in Pkistan, saying the demanded cuts were crucial to the spirit of the film, his spokesperson said.

“Dangal” is a movie inspired by the real life story of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who trains his daughters to become wrestling champions.

The movie was loved by Indian audiences — proven by its whopping Rs 385 crore-plus collection in the country.

The news comes just over two months after Pakistani film exhibitors and cinema owners lifted a self-imposed ban on the screening of Indian films in the wake of heightened tensions with India over the September 2016 terror attack in Uri that left 19 Indian soldiers dead.



Source : PTI

Related Post

Karishma Tanna, Sunny Leone’s film to release in 2016
views 546
Actress Karishma Tanna says her action film “Tina and Lolo” with “Ragini MMS 2” star Sunny Leone will release next year. “Sunny Leone and I have done...
Telugu actress shocked to see her naked pictures on Twitter
views 163
Telugu film actress, Anjali Dwivedi, finds herself in the midst of a controversy. Anjali was shocked to find her obscene photographs on micro blogging...
Aamir Khan’s comments sparks political, online row
views 64
Bollywood icon Aamir Khan's comments on 'rising intolerance' sharply divided polity, sparking a heated and acrimonious debate as political parties and...
Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif to speak Tamil
views 49
On reading the title, don’t assume that they are learning Tamil or they are going to act in a Tamil movie soon. The news is that Bollywood film Bang B...
Aamir Khan’s alien avatar from ‘PK’ revealed
views 108
After a series of posters from PK were unveiled, without giving much of a hint about the film, there was strong buzz that Aamir Khan is playing an ali...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK