Rishi Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu starrer Mulk banned in Pakistan

12:07 PM | 3 Aug, 2018
Rishi Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu starrer Mulk banned in Pakistan
LAHORE - Anubhav Sinha’s directed Bollywood movie Mulk, featuring Rishi Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu, Prateik Babbar, Rajat Kapoor, Ashutosh Rana, Manoj Pahwa, and Neena Gupta releasing today in India has been banned by The Federal Censor Board of Pakistan.

Deepak Mukut, Soham Rockstar Entertainment states, “We are disturbed by this prejudiced verdict and it’s such an irony because our film talks about this very prejudice. We urge the Pakistani Censor Board to reconsider their decision. They will realize how essential it is to the well-being of the human race across the world.”

The director of the movie, Anubhav Sinha in a letter which is addressed to the citizens of Pakistan says, “Why is it so that they do NOT want you to see the film that talks about co-existence. I know sooner or later, you will have access to the film. Please do watch it and give me your opinion on WHY DID THE PAKISTAN CENSOR BOARD ban the film?”

However, such an act is not new. A few months ago, the Kareena Kapoor starrer Veere Di Wedding was also banned in Pakistan since the censor board deemed the film vulgar and obscene.

Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor's Padman was also banned since its storyline revolved around the subject of menstruation which is considered a taboo in the country.

Alia Bhatt’s Raazi was banned as well due to its controversial content while Shahrukh Khan’s Raees underwent the same because of its inaccurate portrayal of Muslims.

There are yet more examples; Anushka Sharma’s Pari because the film’s content promoted black magic, non-Islamic values, and anti-Muslim sentiments. Sonam Kapoor’s Neerja and Raanjhanaa also went through the ban in the past.