Features Friday, January 23, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | January 23, 2015 | 04.20 pm IST India’s neighbour Pakistan has gone ahead and banned Akshay Kumar’s next movie’Baby’, a movie about an Indian spy on a mission to capture a terrorist. “Censor boards in Islamabad and Karachi have decided to ban the film because it portrays a negative image of Muslims and the negative characters in the film also have Muslim names. CDs and DVDs of the film have also been banned in Islamabad. The company has taken a similar stance on this issue and will not go-ahead with its release, reported Dawn. The movie which was to be released on January 23 has been removed from cinema websites causing speculation over its imminent screening. Even CDs and DVDs have been banned of the film. Previously, the director of the movie Neeray Pandey had said that the film was not “anti-Pakistan”. Also starring Pakistani TV drama actor Mikaal Zulfiqar and Rasheed Naz, Pandey had earlier said that there was no Pakistan bashing in the movie, reported The Hindu.   However, the Pakistani board is known to ban movies with “anti-Pakistan” themes, said the report. Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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