Recently, Pakistan Central Board of Film Censors refused ‘Padman’ to release in their country.
They claimed that the movie was “against our traditions and culture,” not allowing their distributors to import the film.
And now it seems with ‘Aiyaary’ being banned by the neighbouring country too.
It is learnt that the reason for the no objection certificate being denied to the film by Pakistan is because it shows the corruption in the country’s army, and also has a negative portrayal of the nation.
Sources said, “Pakistan’s intelligence agency, ISI, has refused to issue an NOC.”
Neeraj Pandey mentions that it’s the patriotic theme of the movie that could be an issue.
He said, “I don’t think I’m a problem,” he says. “It has to be this film. The theme is very patriotic, and doesn’t cut well there. Even Dhoni wasn’t allowed to be shown there.”
Aiyaary joins a long list of Neeraj Pandey movies to be banned by Pakistan.
While his film Special 26 was released in Pakistan, movies like A Wednesday, Baby, Naam Shabana and even M.S Dhoni were banned in the country.–CINEWS