Akshay Kumar's 'PadMan' banned in Pakistan due to "taboo" and sensitive content
The issue with the film was that it talked about certain "taboo" topics like menstruation which are apparently inappropriate for Pakistani audiences. Pakistan's Federal Censor Board denied giving an NOC to the movie and film distributors vying to get PadMan released were criticized by local film makers for supporting and purchasing Indian films which are also “ruining Islamic traditions, history and culture.”
Here is a trailer for the film:
Several distributors such as IMGC were even about to purchase the film before the ban, although the censor board advised them not to. When the movie was banned, all posters and promotions were removed from cinemas.
Here's what Pakistanis had to say about this ban:
‘PadMan’ banned in Pakistan.— Sabbiyah Pervez (@SabbiyahPervez) February 10, 2018
There are over 100 million women living in Pakistan...who all have periods.
Yet a movie addressing the issue is banned. 🤦https://t.co/oRJiR8hNbf
Padman being banned in Pakistan is another example of how our country is being run by uneducated man-babies and ridiculously self-hating women.— shy fawkes ♡ (@aloovibes) February 10, 2018
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