Pakistan says no to 'Bajirao Mastani', calls it anti-Islam

Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra starrer ‘Bajirao Mastani’ banned in Pakistan.

Updated: Dec 17, 2015, 20:22 PM IST
Pakistan says no to 'Bajirao Mastani', calls it anti-Islam

Mumbai: After many speculations on whether Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Bajirao Mastani would get a nod in Pakistan or not, it has been confirmed by a report in Hindustan Times that the film will not release in Pakistan.

According to sources, The Censor Board in Pakistan chairman Mobasher Hasan has said, “Firstly, the film is in Hindi and our ordinance does not allow Hindi films to be screened,” he said.

“Secondly, it is a historical drama that is indirectly against Islam and Muslims,” he further added.

It was earlier believed that the Censor issues would crop because of a few intimate and action scenes, but that isn’t the actual reason.

Interestingly, the Punjab and Sindh censor boards have cleared the film.

A final decision is yet to be taken by the main board.