Pakistan’s Central Board of Film Censors has reportedly banned the multi-starrer Bollywood film Veere Di Wedding from releasing in the country because of vulgar language and objectionable sexual dialogues in the film.
The film, which has Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor and Swara Bhaskar in lead roles is set to release globally on 1 June.
A report by Pakistan’s Express Trbune newspaper said that all members unanimously decided to ban Veere Di Wedding while the film’s distributors also withdrew their application to release it in Pakistan after witnessing its questionable content.
Distribution Club Marketing Manager Sabina Islam told Geo News that the chick-flick has been banned in the country owing to its ‘bold’ content.
“The film had been cleared by Sindh Censor Board after a few cuts but the Islamabad Censor Board banned it,” Islam added.
The film is also facing backlash in India from the right-wing Hindutva brigade because of the anti-rape stand taken by its lead characters including Kareena, Sonam and Swara after the gang=rape and murder of an 8-year-old shook the collective conscience of the international fraternity.
Sonam had faced nasty online trolling by right-wing bigots with many targeting her with hateful messages and calling her anti-Hindus.