A Bollywood chick flick has been banned from airing in Pakistan, according to sources at the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC).
Images reports that CBFC Chairman Danyal Gilani said: ‘Members of the board have unanimously decided to not allow the film for public exhibition in the cinemas as per Censorship of Film Code 1980’.
According to the Economic Times, the female-centric film was scheduled for released on 1 June to coincide with its global release, but has been banned due to its ‘vulgar language’. An official of the Censor Board added that the film also contained ‘objectionable sexual dialogues’.
Shikha Talsania, Swara Baskar, Kareena Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor (Photo: Veere Di Wedding)
The Sindh Film Censors reportedly green-lighted the film after making cuts, but after the CBFC banned the film, the Punjab Film Censor Board did too.
This isn’t the first time Pakistan’s censorship problem reared its ugly head. The censorship board banned the movie Padman, a film about period poverty and the history of the menstrual pad in India.
At the time the film’s Censor Board said: ‘We can’t allow our film distributors to import films which are against our traditions and culture’.
Despite – or perhaps in spite – of the censorship, the film became the third highest opening Bollywood film of 2018, beating out Padman.
The film is directed by Shashanka Ghosh and stars a plethora of Bollywood talents, including Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja.
It follows the ups and downs of four friends amidst a big, fat Bollywood wedding. Think Girl’s Trip and Bridesmaids.