Pakistan To Ban PadMan


Islamabad: Akshay Kumar-starrer PadMan, a film highlighting awareness on menstrual hygiene, is yet to be released in Pakistan. But a senior official has said it has not been denied a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for import into Pakistan.

PadMan is based on the real life story of Arunachalam Muruganantham’s journey to make affordable sanitary napkins. A section of the media claimed earlier that it has been banned in Pakistan due to its sensitive subject.

ভারতীয় সিনেমা ‘প্যাডম্যান’ নিষিদ্ধ হল পাকিস্তানে

But Pakistan Censor Board chief Mobashir Hasan has said the decision on NOC was yet to be taken as the film had not yet been “pre-viewed by the Central Board of Film Censors”.

A Pakistani media said Pakistani film importers have come under attack over the Akshay Kumar-starrer on grounds of ruining Islamic traditions, history and culture.

Directed by R. Balki, PadMan is based on a short story from Twinkle Khanna’s book The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad. It released in India, Russia, Ivory Coast and Iraq on Friday. The film has collected Rs 23.94 crore in two days of the release in India.