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Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai won’t release on Dec 22 in Pakistan, censor board refuses clearance

Tiger Zinda Hai, a sequel to Ek Tha Tiger (2012) which was also denied censor certificate in the country, will not release in Pakistan on December 22.

bollywood Updated: Dec 14, 2017 10:12 IST
Press Trust of India
Tiger Zinda Hai,Salman Khan,Katrina Kaif
In Tiger Zinda Hai, Salman Khan reprises his role from Ek Tha Tiger; and much like the 2012 hit, the upcoming film has also been denied a censor certificate in Pakistan.

Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif starrer spy thriller Tiger Zinda Hai will not release in Pakistan after it failed to obtain a clearance from the country’s Central Board of Film Censors. The film is a sequel to 2012 hit, Ek Tha Tiger, which was also denied censor certificate in the country and it remains one of the many Hindi films that have been banned in Pakistan.

Geo Films, which has the distribution rights for the film in Pakistan, had started publishing the release of the film with the note ‘subject to censor clearance’ but its release on December 22 is unlikely now. The first part, Ek Tha Tiger, was also not cleared for the release in Pakistan.

Sources said the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage has refused to grant a No-Objection Certificate for the film upon CBFC’s recommendation. Pakistan-related scenes are reportedly the basis for the film’s non-clearance.

In the spy thriller, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Salman plays the role of a Raw agent who falls in love with Pakistani spy Zoya (Katrina) and together they team up to fight against terrorists. The upcoming film is the sequel to the 2012 actioner Ek Tha Tiger, which was directed by Kabir Khan. It featured superstar Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif as Indian and Pakistani agents.

Hollywood action coordinator Tom Struthers ,of Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises fame, has choreographed the action sequences in Tiger Zinda Hai.

Tiger Zinda Hai is slated to hit theatres on December 22.

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First Published: Dec 14, 2017 10:07 IST