Taapsee Pannu starrer 'Naam Shabana' banned across Pakistan

Published: April 2, 2017


Bollywood spy-action thriller Naam Shabana has been banned by the censor board in Pakistan after a single day of its release.

The Taapsee Pannu starrer was previously criticised as it portrays Pakistan in bad taste.

Now, the censor board of Pakistan has completely banned screening of the movie after one of the cinemas in Islamabad screened the movie without editing the questionable parts.

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“One of the cinemas in Islamabad screened the movie with parts that were edited by the censor board,” a source revealed to The Express Tribune.

The officials monitoring the movie then stopped the screening of the movie right there and then, the source further added.

The Censor Board then instructed all cinema owners to ban the screening of Naam Shabana.

It is imperative to mention that the movie was already facing some criticism due to the questionable matter which might showcase the country in bad light.

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However, the local distributor of the movie, Ever Ready Pictures convinced the censor board to release the movie, which was banned after a day of release due to violation of Censor Board rules and regulations.

Naam Shabana stars Taapsee Pannu and Manoj Bajpai in lead role and was released on 31st March 2017.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Raj
    Apr 2, 2017 - 3:52PM

    If you go by the logic, then all James Bond films should have been banned in the US, Russia and UK as these countries are always portrayed as villains. But none of these countries have banned. Why only Pakistan?Recommend

  • Dhanus Menon
    Apr 2, 2017 - 6:12PM

    Freedom of expression???Recommend

  • silver
    Apr 2, 2017 - 9:27PM

    We want to make a movie and portray india as a villain – will it be allowed in india?Recommend

  • Mohammed
    Apr 3, 2017 - 12:56AM

    Ridiculous! Theres nothing portrayed bad about PakistanRecommend

  • joe
    Apr 3, 2017 - 10:15AM

    Pakistan is mentioned only once in the movie.Recommend

  • Avi
    Apr 3, 2017 - 10:35AM

    Sir believe me you even can’t.Recommend

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