Shahrukh Khan’s Raees Banned In Pakistan: The CBFC Pakistan has banned the release of Raees owing to film’s objectionable content and theme.
This is a sad news for all SRK fans in Pakistan. While his fans are waiting for Raees release, Pakistan’s censor board has banned the release of the film in the country after finding the film’s content and theme objectionable.
“The portrayal of Muslims is negative and the film’s content undermines Islam, and a specific religious sect, (while also) portraying Muslims as criminals, wanted persons and terrorists,” an official source said.
Raees was among the most awaited Bollywood films in Pakistan as it marks the Bollywood debut of Pakistan’s top actress Mahira Khan.
Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil was recently cleared by Pakistan’s censor board and has been doing good business in the country.
Exhibitors are now hoping that the Censor Board will allow the release of Aamir Khan’s “Dangal” which has become the highest grossing movie in India. “We are hoping to get clearance from the Censor Board once we submit prints of the film to them,” said an official of Geo Films which has rights to release the film in Pakistan.
Raees is performing exceptionally well in India. The movie has crossed 140 crores and has become the first clean hit of 2017.