Pakistani actress Momal Seikh, who made her Bollywood debut with Happy Bhag Jayegi, is upset as her movie has not been approved for release in Pakistan by the censor board.
“A decision is still pending, so I’m just waiting for their response. It was a big day for me with a lot of mixed feelings; I’m excited yet nervous as it is my [Bollywood] debut film. I usually don’t complain nor do I harbour any negative feelings but this incident has really upset me,” she has told a paper.
The Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) of Pakistan could not reach a unanimous decision over the fate of this film, released in India on August 19, due to technical differences between the board members.
Momal added she does not feel that there were any objectionable scenes in the film. “I’ve yet to watch the whole movie myself, so I’m personally not even aware of half of the scenes, but from what I’ve seen and gathered, they have definitely shown a positive side of Pakistan, where they are working on helping Indian women,” she said.
The movie, which also stars Diana Penty, Abhay Deol, Jimmy Shergill and Ali Fazal, earned Rs. 2.32 crores on its first day in the Indian Box Office. – CINEWS