Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer ‘Phantom’ has been banned in Pakistan due to its controversial content. It was based on Hussain Zaidi’s novel ‘Mumbai Avengers’. Jamaat-ut-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed had requested the Pakistan government to ban it because there is an anti-Pakistan film.
Karan Anshuman made his directorial debut with this film. Riteish Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat starrer ‘Bangistan’ was also banned in Pakistan. The country banned its release only after watching the trailer. Ritesh had approached the Pakistan High Commission and told that the satire made in the film is not against Pakistan. However, it had no effect.
Ek Tha Tiger
Salman Khan has a huge fan following all over the world. However, his film could not be released in Pakistan. The reason for this was the storyline of the film which was around India’s RAW and Pakistan’s ISI Intelligence Agency.
Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol’s film ‘Raanjhanaa’ could not release in the neighboring country. The story of the film revolved around a Muslim girl, a Hindu boy and a Sikh boy. This love triangle caused a lot of trouble to the censor board of Pakistan.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Seeing the biopic of Milkha Singh ‘Flying Sikh of India’, many people got teary-eyed and the film inspired the Indian audience a lot. The film’s backdrop was on the India-Pakistan partition. However, the Farhan Akhtar starrer could not release as Pakistan felt that their country was not presented well in it.
the dirty picture
Based on South’s Silk Smitha, this film was quite bold for Bollywood. The character of Silk was played by Vidya Balan and actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Emraan Hashmi and Tusshar Kapoor were also seen in the film. The film had some intimate scenes and was released in India with an A certificate. However, the Pakistani Censor Board was troubled by the bold content of the film and according to reports, was banned from there as a vulgar.
In this film of Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan, Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI was shown against India. A few days before its release, the film got banned in Pakistan because it showed Pakistani high commands and spies supporting Taliban and planting bombs in Delhi.
tere bin laden
In this satire film, the national dream of Pakistan was shown which has to reach America. Many funny things happen during this and the story revolves around a man who looks like Osama bin Laden. Even though it was an Indian film, Pakistani actor Ali Zafar was the hero in it. Even after this, the film got banned because it was believed that it shows disrespect to Pakistan and its agencies.
Released in 2010, this Bollywood sports film reached many international festivals. It also won many awards. The story of the film revolves around an Indian and a Pakistani kick boxer who fight for an international tournament. The background of ‘Lahore’ is based on the political rivalry of both the countries but the film tries to show the peace between the countries with the help of boxing. However, the Pakistani Censor Board did not allow it to be released as they found some dialogues in the film objectionable.