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.
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
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.
The Akshay Kumar
starrer Khiladi 786
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.
Saif Ali Khan
and Kareena Kapoor
Khan starrer Agent Vinod
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
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.
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
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.
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!