Anushka Sharma starrer movie ‘Pari’ banned in Pakistan.
Pakistan censor board on Friday banned ‘Pari’ for promoting “non-Islamic values”, black magic and “anti-Muslim sentiments” in the film.
The movie has also been banned because Pari movie “reportedly contains objectionable sequences where Quranic verses have been used.”
The censor board also says that the movie seems to be promoting clack magic, which, the board said, is un-Islamic.
The Pakistani Censor board says, “The film not only mixed Quranic verses with Hindu chants but also portrayed Muslims in a negative light as they were shown using Quranic verses to do black magic.”
A senior member of the board said, “Pari’s script, dialogues and storyline go against our Islamic values. The concepts within Islam have different ideologies about magic. This film stimulates the viewers in favour of black magic and promotes thoughts that are contradictory to our religion.”
“Any film that goes against our culture and Islamic history should be banned in Pakistan, said Chaudhry Ejaz Kamra, Pakistan Film Distributors Association’s chairman.
Before that, In February, Pakistan had banned Akshay Kumar-starrer Padman saying the film deals with a “taboo” subject.–CINEWS