Pakistan Bans Akshay Kumar-Starrer PadMan Due To Its 'Taboo' Subject

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| February 10 , 2018 , 18:53 IST

Akshay Kumar has been touching taboo subjects with his latest films, be it sanitation or menstrual hygiene and changing the mindsets by presenting the worst ordeals of life through ingenuity. However, Pakistan was not impressed with his idea of taking up such topic.

A day after being released in India, R Balki's biographical portrait of Arunachalam Muruganantham was banned by the neighbouring country's Federal Censor Board, which refused to issue a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) to the film due to its objectionable subject.

While the entire nation is praising the makers for film's fascinating storyline, hard-hitting social message and quirky dialogues, Pakistan have outrightly refused to issue a clearance certificate to PadMan due to its "taboo subject" without even watching it.

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Notably, the controversy-laden film Padmaavat was released by Pakistan's Censor Board without any cuts but the board members are hesitant to even watch the Sonam Kapoor, Radhika Apte and Akshay Kumar-starrer and advised the distributors IMGC to not purchase film's rights.

A source confirmed, "The movie was initially bought by Amjad Rashid of IMGC but after he was shown the trailer, he was advised not to import the film. Later HKC bought it and applied for non-objection certificate [NOC] which was denied."

A senior member of Punjab film Censor Board said, "We cannot allow a film whose name, subject and story are not acceptable yet in our society. Central Censor Board also raised objections on the scenes and dialogues of the films that are very sensitive."