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MS Dhoni: The Untold Story has been banned in Pakistan and the jokes on their cricket team won’t stop

MS Dhoni: The Untold Story is boycotted by people in Pakistan in retaliation.

By: Express Web Desk | Published: September 30, 2016 3:29:05 pm
MS Dhoni: The Untold Story boycotted in Pakistan and people can't stop joking MS Dhoni: The Untold Story boycotted in Pakistan and people can’t stop joking

After the attack on army base in Uri that killed 19 soldiers, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena threatened Pakistani actors in India to leave the country within 48 hours. Fawad Khan who is playing a role in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil actually left and is reported to not return for promotions.

In retaliation, reportedly IMGC Global Entertainment, a Pakistan-based distribution company, has decided not to release MS Dhoni: The Untold Story in Pakistan. “Amid current tension between the two countries, we have decided not to release the film,” the chairman was quoted as saying.

The market is expected to get severely affected if they decide not to release Bollywood films because the distributors admit there has been a boom in the business because of them. “I don’t want to sound pessimistic but the truth is there has only been a boom in the cinema industry in Pakistan in the last few years because of the release of latest Bollywood and Hollywood films,” said Nadeem Mandviwalla, a know exhibitor, distributor and owner of the Atrium chain of cineplexes.

However, reportedly, the film was never submitted for certification in the country so there was no question to ban or boycott. “How can we ban a film that’s not been submitted for certification? The local distributors have not even applied for the NoC of the film,” said Central Board of Film Censors’ Chairperson Mobashir Hasan, reported The Express Tribune.

Ban or no ban, as soon as the news reached the Internet, Twitterati couldn’t stop joking about it given it’s a biopic on ace cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

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