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Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Padman' banned in Pakistan

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

Kumar's "Padman", which deals the issue of menstrual hygiene, has been banned in

The country's has refused to give its nod for the release of the R Balki-directed film, which also stars and in pivotal roles.

"We can't allow our film distributors to import films which are against our traditions and culture," FCB member said.

The members of also refused to watch the film saying it is based on a "taboo subject" and outrightly rejected any clearance certificate to it.

"We can't allow the screening of films on taboo subjects in our cinemas as it is not in our culture, society or even religion," a member said.

Well-known Pakistani filmmaker said that there was a need to speak to the local film distributors and exhibitors about the films they import from other countries.

"Not only this film 'Padman' but I think even 'Padmaavat' should not have been released in as it portrays Muslims in a very negative light," Noor said.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 17:25 IST