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
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.”

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:


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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