LAHORE: The Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) has banned upcoming Bollywood film Veere Di Wedding from releasing in Pakistan. The film was scheduled to release in the country and worldwide on June 1.
According to sources from the censor board, the Kareena Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor-starrer has been banned due to vulgar language and objectionable sexual dialogues in the film.
All members unanimously came to a decision to ban Veere Di Wedding while the film’s distributors also withdrew their application to release it in Pakistan after witnessing its questionable content.
The upcoming film has been directed by Shashanka Ghosh and produced by Anil Kapoor among others.
Kareena and Sonam are in lead roles while the plot revolves around the friendship of four friends preparing to attend a forthcoming wedding. Alongside Kareena and Sonam, actors Swara Baskar and Sheikhs Talsamia will also feature in the film.
It is also pertinent to mention here that the Sindh Film Censors cleared the film after making a few cuts, distributors confirmed. However, CBFC has decided to ban the film and the Punjab Film Censor Board followed suit.
Speaking to The Express Tribune, a senior CBFC official stated, “Veere Di Wedding was screened before the full board and all members were surprised to see such content being displayed.”
He continued, “This film is not acceptable in our society due to its vulgarity and sexual dialogues spoken by the four girls and so, we decided to ban it.”
The official went on to confirm that the Distribution Club also issued withdrawals of their applications after witnessing the criticism from members of the board. Therefore, the film will not be releasing in Pakistan.
A senior member of the Distribution Club mentioned that before the screening, the board was unaware of the indecent substance within the film. “Thus, we withdrew our applications to distribute,” he said.
He continued, “We think the Sindh board was right to clear the film after making cuts. But we also agree with CBFC’s decision.”
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