ISLAMABAD: Popular Pakistani Model and Singer, Ali Zafar has appealed to the secretary of the Ministry of Culture for reviewing his Indian movie `Tere Bin Laden' and allowing the movie to be screened in Pakistani cinemas.
The Central Board of Film Censors with recommendations of it's Full Board has not allowed the screening of Indian movie `Tere BinLaden' in Pakistani cinema houses and termed it to be carrying objectionable content.
An official from the Ministry of Culture told APP that the ministry is likely to allow the screening of this movie by removing the objectionable sections which carry unsuitable scenes and controversies. The movie was reviewed by a Panel of Film Censor Board and all the members unanimously found the film unsuitable for exhibitions in Pakistan as its tone and tenor was offensive and also portrayed the Pakistani society as an embodiment of retrogression where there is not an iota of enlightenment.
The members were of the view that it contains vulgar/objectionable dialogues, abusive and derogatory remarks which will definitely invite criticism from the civil society and the media.
According to the documents available by the Central Board of Film Censors, the script of the film depicts a Pakistani journalist (Ali Zafar) who resorts to extreme journalistic dishonesty to make a quick buck. In this evil pursuit, he finds a poultry farm owner of Rahim Yar Khan who resembles Osama Bin Laden and Ali Zafar conceives his improvisation as a means to earn alot of money by selling it to a TV channel. He executes his plan and sells the fake video cassette to a TV channel; this aspect of the film will be bitterly resented by the media in the country.
The film also projects Pakistan as the centre of terrorism and all sorts of cheats are going on at every level. Its impact is surely going to hurt Pakistan's strategic interests. US bashing is on the extreme where as America is a coalition partner in the war on terror and has bailed Pakistan on many occasions. The abusive language against America is in bad taste and cannot be justified even under the worst case scenario.
The film also ridicules the security apparatus of Pakistan and the United States of America who contemplate major military and surveillance operation triggered by the fake video. The full Board as an appellate authority viewed the film and two of the members were of the view that the film should be passed after certain excisions, while the overwhelming majority of the members of the Board found the film not fit for public viewing.