Pakistan may have reopened its doors to Bollywood but ‘Dangal’, the film that smashed all box-office records will not make it to the neighbour’s screens. Aamir Khan’s film Dangal will not release in Pakistan after the Pakistan CBFC demand a few cuts in the movie. According to reports, the Pakistan censor board apparently asked the makers of Dangal to cut two important scenes in the film. While one shows the Indian Flag, the other has Indian National Anthem playing in the background both the scenes are from the climax. Reportedly, Pakistani censor board wanted both the scenes edited out. A leading daily quoted the Pakistan’s CBFC head, Mobashir Hasan, say, “Yes, the board unanimously decided to skip two scenes.”
The two scenes that Pakistan’s censors asked to be removed appear at the very end of the film, when the story hits the climax and celebrates a winning moment. Aamir Khan was shocked with the condition and Interestingly, Aamir Khan, is not ready to accept the cuts and may decide not to screen the movie in Pakistan.
“Pakistan had been very keen on releasing the film and several distributors had been talking to us, but after their censor came back with a demand for two cuts, Aamir Khan decided to stall the release,” Khan’s spokesperson told TOI.
Dangal, which narrates the real-life journey of a Haryana wrestler Mahavir Phogat and his wrestler daughters Geeta and Babita, has minted around Rs 385 crore already at the Indian Box Office. This massive figure makes it the highest-grossing Indian movie ever. The movie was loved by the Indian audience with people appreciating the impeccable work done by both Fatima Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra who made their Bollywood debut with the movie. The spokesperson for Khan estimated that the film, if released in Pakistan, could make anywhere between Rs 10 and Rs 12 crore.
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