Mumbai : Bollywood superstar and Perfectionist Actor, Aamir Khan rejected the offer to release Dangal Movie in Pakistan after Pakistan censor board asks for scenes featuring the Indian flag and Indian national anthem to be omitted.
Pakistan Theater owners and exhibitors were temporarily stopped screening Indian films after Pakistani artistes and technicians were banned by the Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA) from in India. The move of banning Pakistani actor was post the Uri (Jammu and Kashmir) attacks in September.
According to Source The Dangal release couldn’t go through after a “surprising” demand came in from Pakistan censor Board. Pakistan censor board officials where fine with the Movie other then two particular scenes towards the end — one in which the Indian flag is shown and another in which the Indian national anthem is played after Geeta Phogat (played by Fatima Sana Shaikh) wins the gold medal. The Pakistan censors wanted the scenes to be edited out before they gave Dangal the green signal,” says an insider.
But the Producer of this film, who is none other than Aamir Khan— felt that the “demand for the two cuts was surprising, because the film isn’t jingoistic in nature”. The source says, “It’s a sports-based biopic with no direct or indirect reference to Pakistan. The film only highlights India’s nationalistic sentiment, so what is the reason to chop off those scenes?”
Then Producer Aamir decided that the film would not be released in Pakistan. Dangal was a biggest blockbuster with over Rs 385 crore at the Indian box office. “It will result in an economic loss to the tune of Rs 10-12 crore, as Pakistan, but Aamir isn’t willing to edit the scenes in question. We are aware that not releasing the film could lead to piracy, but Aamir is sure about what he won’t do” , Removing the National Anthem just for releasing movie in Pakistan to make money can;t convince Mr Perfectionist.
Note : Irony Of India team salute you for this stand, You are true role model better then fake Nationalists.
Source : HT