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Akshay Kumar starrer PadMan banned in Pakistan

Akshay Kumar's latest film PadMan has been banned in Pakistan. The country's Federal Censor Board has refused to give its nod for the release of the R Balki-directed film.

By: PTI | Karachi | Updated: February 11, 2018 8:42 am
akshay kumar padman PadMan has been banned in Pakistan

PadMan starring Akshay Kumar, which deals the issue of menstrual hygiene, has been banned in Pakistan.

The country’s Federal Censor Board has refused to give its nod for the release of the R Balki-directed film, which also stars Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor in pivotal roles.

“We can’t allow our film distributors to import films which are against our traditions and culture,” FCB member Ishaq Ahmed said.

The members of Punjab Film Censor Board also refused to watch the film saying it is based on a “taboo subject” and outrightly rejected any clearance certificate to it.

“We can’t allow the screening of films on taboo subjects in our cinemas as it is not in our culture, society or even religion,” a member said.

Well-known Pakistani filmmaker Syed Noor said that there was a need to speak to the local film distributors and exhibitors about the films they import from other countries.

“Not only this film PadMan but I think even Padmaavat should not have been released in Pakistan as it portrays Muslims in a very negative light,” Noor said.

PadMan has opened to a good reception in India. The film had earned Rs 10.26 crore on its first day and is expected to cross the Rs 50 crore mark during the weekend. PadMan is inspired by the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented the manufacturing machine that could provide sanitary pads to women at a considerably low cost. The movie features Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in pivotal roles, and has been directed by R Balki.

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  1. Darshan Soni
    Feb 11, 2018 at 8:48 pm
    Akshay is the best actor of india and Padman a nice and entertaining movie every indian must watch. Once again our own superhero Akshay does again for the women of india, their problems and solution to it alike TEPK. Very well done. Pakistan is a non sensible country and so it is banned there. They live in a stone era, mostly uneducated and cowards. Not to forget many of them are terrorists. So let it be. PADMAN will do well all over the world.
    1. A
      Feb 11, 2018 at 1:21 pm
      Probably they do not have the manufacturing know how and capabilities of sanitary pads and they might be forced to the machines form INDIA to produce pads at low costs . So Pakistan does not want to create the awareness to the needs of this product for the women folks . They want to concentrate upon the priority and strategic areas like missiles , Atomic Bombs , Fighter Planes ,Tanks and ammunition instead of the mensuration and the world have to respect their priorities
      1. Suhail M
        Feb 11, 2018 at 10:43 am
        I am a Muslim too but I think Pakistan is a nonsense country. It is still a stone age country and they fear any kind of education or technology in this world. Anyway, a great movie and a tremendous effort by Akshay Kumar.
        1. N
          Feb 11, 2018 at 9:33 am
          Hope menstruations is part of women health in Pakista. If yes then why they are not thinking about educating them rather than bringing culture and religion in place.