Anushka Sharma’s Pari Gets Banned In Pakistan For Promoting 'Un-Islamic Values'

| March 2 , 2018 , 15:20 IST

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma’s 3rd film production ‘Pari’ has long been awaited in India with the release of its teasers, ‘screamers’ and trailer, and is also the first horror movie starring Anushka. However, the film Pari has been banned in Pakistan as the Pakistani censor board claimed the film promoted un-Islamic values, such as approval of black magic.

According to Pakistani media reports the film Pari has been banned in Pakistan as it "promotes black magic, some non-Islamic values and anti-Muslim sentiments" and "reportedly contains objectionable sequences where Quranic verses have been used."

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A source at the Pakistan’s censor board was quoted by Geo as saying, "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."

A senior member of the censor board found fault with the script, dialogues and storyline of Pari.

“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,” the board member was quoted by the Tribune.

The Chairman of the Pakistan Film Distributors Association Chaudhry Ejaz Kamra agreed with the decision on banning Pari.

“Any film that goes against our culture and Islamic history should be banned in Pakistan,” he said.

Last month, Akshay Kumar-starred PadMan, a film on menstrual hygiene, was also banned in Pakistan over its ‘taboo subject’.