Censor Board has refused to issue clearance to Bollywood’s Bangistan which is due to release on 7th August 2015. The film is the story of the mission of two suicide bombers one each from the extremist elements of two major religions of India.
The producer of the film in a statement to Times of India has expressed disappointment over this decision of Pakistan censor board, saying the decision is immature and is made merely on the trailer of the film. The actual content of this film is quite different from what is depicted in the trailer.
This year censor board has refused to issue clearance to few Bollywood films like Baby in February 2015. Such decision of censor board halts the release of the banned Bollywood film in cinemas. However pirated copies of all such banned film are openly aired on local cable networks without any restrictions. All such films are also openly available on DVD as well.
Rashid Nazir Ali