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Pak censor bans Naam Shabana a day after its release, objects to scenes “related to terrorism”

Claiming that the film was being screened without editing out the objectionable “scenes related to terrorism”, Pakistani censor board has banned Taapsee Pannu’s Naam Shabana in the country.

bollywood Updated: Jun 26, 2017 18:19 IST
Akshay Kumar plays a guest role in Taapsee Pannu’s Naam Shabana.
Akshay Kumar plays a guest role in Taapsee Pannu’s Naam Shabana.

Pakistan censor board has banned the screening of Bollywood action thriller Naam Shabana over objectionable content after initially allowing its release with some cuts. Last week, the film was allowed to run but a theatre in Islamabad showed it without the mandatory cuts, leading to the ban.

Taapsee Pannu on the sets of Naam Shabana.
Taapsee Pannu on the sets of Naam Shabana.

“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 March 31.

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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First Published: Apr 10, 2017 08:35 IST

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