Pakistan Banned Anushka Sharma’s film, Pari. According to the Pakistan media, the Pakistan Censor Board has said that the script and dialogue of the film are against Islamic beliefs. They said, Black magic was promoted in the film, which is against our religion. At the same time, Virat Kohli praised Anushka’s performance for the film. He tweeted on Friday, “Watched Pari last night, has to be my Wife’s best work ever! One of the best films I’ve seen in a long time. Got quite scared but so very proud of you”
Moreover, according to Pakistan Media, Pakistan’s film distributors agree with the decision of the Pakistan censor board. Chaudhary Aijaz Room, chairman of the Film Distribution Association, said, “Any film that is against our culture and Islamic history should be banned.” At the same time, the media quoted that the sources of the sensor board have written that In the movie not only the Quranic verses have been mixed with the Hindu mantras, but also the show the Quranic verses is for dark magic, and Muslims have negatively was presented in this film. Pakistan based Nueplex Cinemas posted on social media (Facebook) while confirming the news and claiming to refund the money for already sold tickets.
The horror film, Pari was directed by Prosit Roy. The film is produced by Anushka’s Clean Slate Films and Action Entertainment. This is Anushka’s third film as producer after NH 10 and Phillauri. Pari is the second Indian film which is banned in Pakistan this year. The country banned the release of Akshay Kumar’s “PadMan” last month, a film on menstrual hygiene starring Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte. At that time Federal Censor Board member Ishaq Ahmed said, “We can’t allow our film distributors to import such films which are against our traditions and culture.”