Bollywood Movies Banned in Pakistan!

BollyCurry brings to you a recent list of movies which didn't see the day of light on the screens of Pakistan.

Thursday, August 15, 2013 | 9:29:41 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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There was a time when Bollywood movies weren't allowed to be screened in Pakistan due to various conflicts. However, as time changed things got better between the two countries and finally a b-town flick, none other than the colored version of Mughal-e-Azam, was shown across screens in the country. After that, various movies made its way through the hearts of the audiences in the neighboring country. However, there are still certain movies in today's date that are banned due to various reasons. So this time around BollyCurry brings to you a recent list of movies which didn't see the day of light on the screens of Pakistan.

This comedy riot star the Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar in the lead role. However, the film was still banned due to the subject of the movie; Osama Bin Laden. The censor board in Pakistan felt that if the movie would be released there, then it would give extremists a wrong idea of starting riots and planting attacks.

The Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan starrer Ek Tha Tiger unfortunately didn't reach Pakistani cinema screens either. The films content was tagged as "Problematic" and the censor board felt it showed the country in a negative light hence it was never released. The plot mainly revolves around two security agencies, Pakistan's ISI and India's RAW.

Khiladi 786

The Akshay Kumar starrer Khiladi 786 is another film added to the list of banned movies. First the poster were rejected, then the promo of the film was taken off and at last the movie got banned. The film was banned because the number 786 has a significant meaning for muslims, and the use of this symbolism in the film would have offended people.

The Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer Agent Vinod was another movie that caught the censor board's attention. The film is about Saif who plays an Indian intelligence officer who exposes anti-Indian elements in Pakistani security agency ISI. Its also shown that Pakistani generals and spies are supporting Taliban in setting up a nuclear bomb in Afghanistan. The film was obviously receiving a ban.

The afresh released Raanjhanaa is one of the latest movies to be banned. The film was the talk of the town, and the ban was not accepted by many across both borders. The film stars the fashion icon and actress Sonam Kapoor with newcomer Dhanush. The film was a huge hit in India, but The Pakistan Film Censor Board banned the screening of the movie in Pakistan. The reasoning was the controversial story of the film where the female protagonist who's a Muslim falls in love with two Hindu guys. They felt that the movie portrayed the character of a muslim girl the wrong way.

The newly released Milkha Singh biography caught everyone's attention, and its highly appreciated by everyone. The film had it all a strong plot, acting and its proved to be a blockbuster in India. However another blockbuster gets rejected by Pakistan. Due to some strong dialogues the film was announced banned in Pakistan. But according to the producer of the film it's just a rumor and the film will soon release in Pakistan. Time will tell if it's just a rumor or not.

These were movies that didn't quite make it through. Both countries are torn by politics and religion but the film industry is trying to decrease this distance by joining the industry on the other side of the border, and they're welcomed as well. Pakistani actors like Ali Zafar, Veena Malik, Nargis Fakhri, Salma Aagha, Zeba Bakhtiyar, Meera, Mona Lisa/ Sara Loren, Ahsan Khan, and Imran Abbas will all be soon seen on the silver screen in India, and they're all warmly welcomed.

Let's just hope that the leaders of both countries will see their effort and join them to decrease the distance that time and circumstances have created. Till then BollyCurry hopes the people of both the countries stick to making a difference!

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Posted on: 03 June 2015 at 7:19am
Pakistan kab abhi kal hi happy new year lagi hoi thi
juhte chawle mar te rate hain
i am a pakistani or i don't like india

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Posted on: 17 August 2013 at 7:28pm
India is trying its best at least. Well done India

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Posted on: 16 August 2013 at 2:12pm
bollywood movies pakistan nahi india mein bhi banned honi chahiye. story hoti ni h. item song aur S** scenes par movies chalate h market mein...

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Posted on: 16 August 2013 at 1:23am
lolzzz i m from pakistan i have seen raanjhanaa - kahiladi 786 soon after relase .
but i have seen agent vindio bhaag mikha bhaag

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Posted on: 16 August 2013 at 12:59am
loved Raanjhanaa.. Dhanush stole d show.. Sonam was very good too.. the film has some beautiful songs too.

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Posted on: 15 August 2013 at 7:31pm
Nargis is born and raised in USA, she is not actually from pakistan, her dad is from pakistan.

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