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Diljit Dosanjh’s Ambarsariya banned in Pakistan over RAW reference

Pakistan has banned Punjabi film Ambarsariya owing to its strong reference to RAW. The film stars Diljit Dusanjh in the lead.

regional movies Updated: Apr 02, 2016 19:33 IST
Diljit Dosanjh’s Ambarsariya

Ambarsariya follows the story of a man who lives a dual life as a member of RAW and an insurance agent.(DiljitDosanjh/Facebook)

Punjabi film Ambarsariya starring singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh has been banned in Pakistan as it makes ‘strong references’ to the intelligence agency RAW.

“The movie makes strong references to Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), which is why the panel decided against it,” The Express Tribune quoted Mobasher Hasan, chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), as saying.

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According to Hasan, a CBFC panel first voted against the movie. After the film distributor’s appeal, the full board of the CBFC reviewed it but backed the ban.

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Asked if Ambarsariya would have been fit for release if the references to RAW had been edited out, the Tribune quoted Hasan as saying: “That would not be possible since the movie is primarily about RAW and editing would have affected its story.

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“It is a film set in India and we have stopped its release because it focuses on RAW.”

Starring Diljit Dosanjh, Naveet Kaur and Monica Gill in lead roles, Ambarsariya follows the story of a man who lives a dual life as a member of RAW and an insurance agent, the daily said.