Indian films have lots of popularity especially in Pakistan. However, theater owners and exhibitors in Pakistan temporarily stopped screening Indian films last year after Pakistani artistes and technicians were banned by the Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA) from in India.
But, local distributors from Pakistan requested for Dangal (2016) to be released there just a few days ago. Initially, Dangal team was absolutely okay with that but Aamir Khan decided not to release movie in Pakistan after knowing their unrealistic demand.
Pakistan censor board demanded to cut the scenes with the Indian flag and the national anthem from Dangal.
Mobashir Hasan, Pakistan's Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) head, said: "Yes, the board unanimously decided to skip two scenes."
Asked why the Indian flag and anthem needed to be cut, Hasan said: "The decision is the collective wisdom of the board, it was now up to the local distributor — Geo Films — to release it or not".
Aamir Khan has decided not to release the movie in Pakistan. 'Dangal' is a movie inspired by the real-life story of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who trains his daughters to become wrestling champions.
Reacting to this, Twitter users started applauding him for his decision and also there are people who are scolding him sarcastically too.
Kudos to @aamir_khan for refusing #Dangal release in Pakistan when their Censor wanted to edit out Indian National Anthem as a condition 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/WOAtWcf12Y
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) April 6, 2017
@aamir_khan 's decision not to release #Dangal in Pakistan is a tight slap on the face of bhakts who labelled him anti-national.
— Aditya Vemuri (@truevizagite) April 7, 2017
@firstpost @anavenkat @aamir_khan Well done sir.@aamir_khan .Eventhough there was no reference to PAK in the film ..If they still want scenes to be chopped .No use of PAK.
— Kumaran Kumanan (@KumaranKumanan) April 7, 2017
Heard about ur Statement Regarding #Dangal not to Release Without #IndianAnthem in #Pakistan
Chalo Thodi toh Sadbuddhi Aayi👍
— ShivDatt Yaduvanshi (@YaduvanShiva) April 7, 2017
@firstpost @aamir_khan Now he has transformed into a pakka rashtravaadi please offer him snapdeal advertising contract..are you reading this.. cyber cell of bhakts
— sirajmattari (@sirajmattari) April 7, 2017
@TimesNow Trying to be nationalistic suddenly? Too late, Aamir. I thought you and your wife were leaving the country.
— Srivatsa Hejib (@srivatsaph) April 7, 2017
@AskAnshul No matter what he says now he's lost my trust n kudos to his manipulation skills he still manages to host satyamev jayate #nayisoch
— Paul (@inspirechange_o) April 6, 2017
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