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Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja's upcoming film Veere Di Wedding has been banned by Pakistan's Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) because of its "vulgar language".
The film was scheduled to release on June 1 with many cineplexes and single screen cinema halls already advertising and promoting the film since last week.
But an official of the Censor Board said all members had unanimously decided to ban the film because of its vulgar content.
The film has been banned owing to vulgar language and objectionable sexual dialogues, another official said. He said the film's distributors also withdrew their application to release it in Pakistan after witnessing its "questionable content".
The Sindh Film Censors had cleared the film after making a few cuts, distributors confirmed. However, the CBFC has decided to ban the film and the Punjab Film Censor Board followed suit.
The official said the film's content is not acceptable in Pakistani society. He went on to confirm that the Distribution Club also issued withdrawals of their applications after witnessing the criticism from members of the board.
The film's plot revolves around the friendship of four friends preparing to attend a wedding. Apart from Kareena and Sonam, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania also feature in the film.
The film has been directed by Shashanka Ghosh and produced by Ekta Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor.
The ministry of information and broadcasting has already issued a notification that the screening of all Indian films will be banned all over Pakistan two days before the Eid holidays and two weeks after the holidays end in a bid to promote new Pakistani films being released on the occasion of Eid.
(With inputs from PTI)