Pakistan Censor Board bans Bollywood film Happy Bhag Jayegi

Director Mudassar Aziz portrayed the love between the two neighbours India and Pakistan through his film Happy Bhag Jayegi but it yet another time remained indigestible for the latter. The socially sarcastic Bollywood film has been banned by the Pakistan Censor Board despite makers agreed for necessary cuts in the film.

Sakshi Chaturvedi
Published on 21 Aug 2016 11:35 AM GMT
Pakistan Censor Board bans Bollywood film Happy Bhag Jayegi
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Mumbai: Director Mudassar Aziz portrayed the love between the two neighbours India and Pakistan through his film Happy Bhag Jayegi but it yet another time remained indigestible for the latter. The socially sarcastic Bollywood film has been banned by the Pakistan Censor Board despite makers agreed for necessary cuts in the film.

According to the reports, the board had issues with the scene that showed a portrait of Pakistani leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Producer Anand L Rai said, “The censor board also had problem with Piyush Mishra as he was characterized as Pakistani Policeman.”

Anand compared this decision to the films like Lage Raho Munna Bhai which featured Mahatma Gandhi as a character in the film. He said, “In Bollywood, we have made film featuring the character of Gandhi Ji (Lage Raho Munna Bhai) but we never faced any backlash. As film-makers we are allowed to have our own voice. The only greed I have is that the movie should reach a larger audience.”

Directed by Mudassar Aziz, the film features Diana Penty, Abhay Deol, Jimmy Shergill and a Pakistani Actor Momal Sheikh, who made her Bollywood debut with this movie. She plays the role of Abhay Deol’s Fiancee in the film.

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Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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