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Akshay Kumar's Padman banned in Pakistan

Pakistan's Federal Censor Board feels the film, based on a 'taboo subject', is against the country's tradition and culture

T2 Online Newsdesk 11 February 2018, 7:59 PM
Akshay Kumar in a still from Padman

Akshay Kumar in a still from Padman Image: YouTube/ Sony Pictures India

Akshay Kumar's Padman, which deals the issue of menstrual hygiene, has been banned in Pakistan.

The country's Federal Censor Board (FCB) has refused to give its nod for the release of the R Balki-directed film, which also stars Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor.

"We can't allow our film distributors to import films which are against our traditions and culture," FCB member Ishaq Ahmed said.

The members of Punjab Film Censor Board also refused to watch the film, saying it is based on a "taboo subject" and outright rejected a clearance certificate.

"We can't allow the screening of films on taboo subjects in our cinemas as it is not in our culture, society or even religion," a member said.

Well-known Pakistani filmmaker Syed Noor said there was a need to speak to the local film distributors and exhibitors about the films they import from other countries.

"Not only this film (Padman) but I think even Padmaavat should not have been released in Pakistan as it portrays Muslims in a very negative light," Noor said.

(Inputs from PTI)

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