‘Raanjhanaa’ too controversial for Pakistan?
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: ‘Raanjhanaa’ – which is still doing well at the Box Office after almost three weeks of its release – has been banned by the Pakistan Film Censor Board because of its alleged “controversial theme”.
According to a daily, the Central Board of Film Censors in Pakistan has banned the Sonam Kapoor – Dhanush starrer shortly before its scheduled release in the country, Chief Executive Officer of IMGC Global Entertainment Amjad Rasheed, the importer of the film, said.
Earlier too, the Pakinstan Censor Board had banned films like ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, ‘GI Joe’, ‘Agent Vinod’ for their controversial themes and “anti-Pakistan” sentiments.
Rasheed said that he received a letter from CBFC with directives to put the film`s release on hold.
“The letter from CBFC states that the film portrays an inapt image of a Muslim girl (played by Sonam Kapoor) falling in love with a Hindu man and having an affair with him,” Rasheed said.
‘Raanjhanaa’ – which is directed by Anand L Rai – was scheduled to release during the last week of June.
The movie, which also stars Abhay Deol in a cameo, is set in the holy city of Benaras and revolves around a love triangle which ultimately leads to betrayal, pain and death.