Has Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif's 'Tiger Zinda Hai' been banned in Pakistan?

Published: December 13, 2017


Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Tiger Zinda Hai, the sequel of thriller drama Ek Tha Tiger, has been refused the No-Objection Certificate (NOC).

Talking to The Express Tribune, chairman of the Central Board of Film Censor (CBFC) Mobasher Hasan said, “Tiger Zinda Hai has been refused the NOC, citing the same reason as the first installment of the franchise: The image of Pakistan and its law enforcement agencies has been compromised.”

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Previously, Ek Tha Tiger was banned from screening in Pakistan back in 2012. Muhammed Ashraf Gondal, the vice-chairman of the Central Board of Film Censors said that the Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif-starrer had hit at Pakistan’s security agencies and was problematic for public screening in Pakistan.

“We have strict criteria due to which films that have themes that touch on anti-terrorism and are against Pakistan’s national institutions or security agencies ultimately have to be censored because they are against national interest,” he said about the second Indian film to be banned that year, the first being Saif Ali Khan starrer Agent Vinod.

Ek Tha Tiger has several themes referring to Pakistan’s agencies, which were deemed problematic; thus, leading to the ban of the film,” stated Gondal.

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  • Mohammed mirza
    Dec 13, 2017 - 4:37PM

    There’s nothing wrong with that movie. they need to grow up these nocsRecommend

  • Ahmad
    Dec 13, 2017 - 7:15PM

    So You think a Movie can Ruin Pakistan’s Image? Seriously?
    Do they need to Ruin our Image Actually?
    Don’t we have enough people in Pakistan Who already have ruined our Image?

    Censor Board!!! Grow UP!!!!!!Recommend

  • Ahmer Ali
    Dec 13, 2017 - 8:41PM

    How strangely Indian movies are being banned in Pakistan and our all happy occasions most especially importantly marriages are considered incomplete and even are incomplete without Hindus’ customs,traditions and rituals.How much contradictions and hypocrisy are in our behaviors and attitudes regarding Indian Hindus’ cultures….Recommend

  • hamza
    Dec 13, 2017 - 9:23PM

    This movie should not banned in Pakistan…please…stop this …there is no serious reason to banned this movie in Pakistan… My request to open shows of tiger zinda ha in Pakistan…love you Salman bhaiRecommend

  • Zubair
    Dec 14, 2017 - 12:28AM

    Incredibly childish attitude. In many other countries in the world the media and TV/movie industry can portray the armed forces negatively. In the USA alone There are SO MANY TV shows and movies which show the CIA or elements within it as the villain, and yet the TV/moviemakers are not threatened nor is the artwork banned. Only here in Pakistan are the Armed Forces considered sacred cows who can not even be portrayed negatively in a work of FICTION.

    Is it just me or do many of my fellow Pakistani citizens have a hard time understanding the very concept of fiction? And furthermore why exactly is the army beyond criticism?Recommend

  • Anjum
    Dec 14, 2017 - 8:26AM

    We are always ready to accept every product / film from India irrespective of malicious contents.Our gates are freely open for them without special scrutiny. On the other hand, they have special (restricted) visa policies for Pakistanis, frequent killing of citizens (women, children) along LOC, non serious cooperation on water management and especially portraying you a terrorist state in world. After all, it is not to boil out the every situation but every bilateral event always worth the sovereignty of country. Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Dec 14, 2017 - 12:09PM

    Both the stars of this movie are history as far as India is concerned. I think this PR titbit was released to rake in some publicity by the film makers themselves. No need give just a film this mch importance . Recommend

  • Blue whale
    Dec 14, 2017 - 4:17PM

    Who wants to see 2 botoxed dolls past their prime ? this movie will probably go the way of phantom / ek tha tiger .. Recommend

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