Anushka Sharma’s horror flick “Pari” has been banned in Pakistan. The news has come as a shock because a large number of tickets were already sold in cinemas.
Pakistani movie theatre Nueplex Cinemas was the first to break the news.
“We have just been informed that PARI has been banned by Central Board Of Film Censors, Pakistan. Hence the film will not be screened at Nueplex Cinemas, Tickets already sold can be refunded from our box office. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”
A source at Pakistan’s Censor Board Quoted: “The film not only mixed Quranic verses with Hindu chants but also portrayed Muslims in a negative light as they were shown using Quranic verses to do black magic, He further added: “Pari’s script, dialogues and storyline go against our Islamic values. The concepts within Islam have different ideologies about magic. This film stimulates the viewers in favour of black magic and promotes thoughts that are contradictory to our religion.”
Recently, The Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association refused to withdraw its ban on Pakistani artists working in India.
Indian minister said: “We will spread the word in the industry and send notices to everyone that ‘please stop all Pakistani artists.”
India banned Pakistani artists to work in Indian cinema, in return, Pakistan banned Indian cinema… and rightfully so?
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