‘Happy Bhaag Jayegi’ director interacted with media persons and explained his opinion over the ban on his film in Pakistan. He thinks that the ban is nothing but a slap in his face. He admitted that he hasn’t done any wrong thing by showing Jinnah’s portrait. Pakistani censor board had objected the same and didn’t allow the cinema halls to display the movie on screens.
Filmmakers were confused and surprised to face these allegations which had no crux issue in it. They think that the foreigners residing in neighboring country of India have banned the film purposefully and are watching it on pirated copies. The director already cleared his side by mentioning that there was no controversial scene regarding neither any nation nor a leader.
Few days back, some authorities had announced about the decision of not showing Indian movies in the Pakistani theatres until the Kashmir issue gets solved. Films released after that announcement had to suffer a huge loss which they hadn’t predicted before this decision came out. ‘A Flying Jatt’ too went through similar phase over the inclusion of some objectionable scenes in the movie.
Not only the director and producer are wondered with the decision of ban over their film but also the crew members as well as audiences are flabbergasted to come across this though it is a Indo-Pak love story. ‘Udta Punjab’ also is one of those cinemas which got victimized this kind of approach by the PCB.