Akshay Kumar's 'PadMan' banned in Pakistan due to "taboo" and sensitive content

06:12 PM | 10 Feb, 2018
Akshay Kumar's 'PadMan' banned in Pakistan due to
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LAHORE: According to the members of the Punjab Film Censor Board PadMan, written and directed by R. Balki has officially been banned from being aired in cinemas across Pakistan. The members even denied watching the film to even get to issuing a certificate for its release.

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.”

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfA6vutBBUD/?taken-by=padmanthefilm

Here is a trailer for the film:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Be7_XWjBtcc/?utm_source=ig_embed

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: