Naam Shabana banned in Pakistan after distributors showed 'unfit scenes' on terrorism

Naam Shabana was released simultaneously in Pakistan on 31 March but with mandatory cuts on scenes related to terrorism which were deemed 'unfit for viewing'.

PTI April 10, 2017 11:50:37 IST
Naam Shabana banned in Pakistan after distributors showed 'unfit scenes' on terrorism

Islamabad: Pakistan censor board has banned the screening of Bollywood action thriller Naam Shabana over objectionable content after initially allowing its release with some cuts.

Naam Shabana banned in Pakistan after distributors showed unfit scenes on terrorism

Taapsee Pannu in Naam Shabana

Last week, the film was allowed to run but a theatre in Islamabad showed it without the mandatory cuts, leading to the ban."It prompted the censor board to ban the screening of the movie," an official said. He said that some of the scenes related to terrorism were not fit enough to be shown.

The officials at censor board were reluctant to allow its screening but the local distributor Ever Ready Pictures persuaded them to allow the release after editing.

Naam Shabana stars Taapsee Pannu and Manoj Bajpayee in lead roles and was initially released in Pakistan on 31 March.

Pakistan banned the screening of Indian films last year after cross border tension between the two countries. The ban was, however, lifted at the start of this year allowing the screening of Indian films after approval by the censor board.

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