Sonam Kapoor starer ‘Neerja’ has been banned in Pakistan without even being submitted to the censor boards.An official at the commerce ministry said, the movie has portrayed Pakistan in poor light the certificate to import the film was revoked. IMGC Executive Director Abid Rasheed also opened up saying that, it showed Muslims in negative light.
As we all know that, the promotion of the movie is still on and a few advertisements in some newspapers had shown its release across many cineplexes and single screen theatres in Pakistan. On this an official with IMGC Entertainment opened up saying, “The ministry issued us a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to import the film and bring it to Pakistani territory but later on revoked the NOC.” Also, Mobasher Hasan, who heads the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC), said that: “The film was never brought to us for censorship and the commerce and information ministry had also asked the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority (PEMRA) to ensure that ‘Neerja’ is not shown on cable channels throughout Pakistan.
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