Prem Ratan Dhan Payo gets ok in Pak, censor trouble in India

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Nov 06, 2015 12:58 IST
Sonam Kapoor, Salman Khan in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. The film will release in India and Pakistan on the same day.

On a day that Salman Khan’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo got a release date in Pakistan, it faced a censor roadblock in India. Before you jump to conclusions, this Sooraj Barjatya product is 100% sanskaari but faced censor’s ire because of its Tamil and Telugu titles.

The film is being dubbed in these two languages and reportedly the name of the Telugu version does not adhere to censor’s laws for dubbed films because it bears no resemblance to the original title Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. According to a report in, the filmmakers will have to change the title to adhere to censor laws.

Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor in a still from Prem Ratan Dhan Payo song Jalte Diye.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has given a thumbs-up to the film. The actor’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan turned out to be a major success story in Pakistan for its heartwarming tale of a Hindu man helping a Muslim girl to reach her parents across the border. Now at a time when art and cinema have been dragged into the politics between both nations, his film will also hit the screens in Pakistan on the same day as in India.

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The movie is scheduled to release a day after Diwali on November 12.

A spokesperson of PRDP said, “The film celebrates togetherness in a family. We are happy that the film will be releasing in Pakistan and our neighbours will be able to enjoy the film.” The family drama also stars Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Neil Nitin Mukesh.

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