Rustom, Mohenjo Daro get Pakistan censor board approval

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Hrithik in a scene from Mohanjo Daro.

Rustom and Mohenjo Daro, which were released on Friday, has received approval from Pakistani censor board.

In regard to director Ashutosh Gowariker’s period drama, a Pakistan CBFC official has said, “There is only some minor cutting off some kissing scenes. Apart from that, it was good to go.”

He also explained that when it comes to historical epics, the board brings in experts, apart from the usual five-member panel.

“We brought in two well known expert from the history department at Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, and from the department of archaeology and museums. We, along with the panel, did not have any objections towards the film and it’s ready to hit the screens,” he added.

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In regard to Rustom, the censor boards have given the film a clean pass, saying, “Rustom has been passed by a `majority of members with excisions and rated Universal.”

On one hand, Mohenjo Daro shows the era of the ancient Indus Valley civilisation which is set to attract audiences in Pakistan due to its familiarity factor, Rustom on the other, is partly based on the real-life incident of Naval Officer K.M. Nanavati according to the director and main actor Akshay Kumar. – CINEWS

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