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14 Bollywood Movies That Were Banned In Pakistan
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Published: Dec 18, 2015

Be it politics, diplomacy, international issues and even films, India and Pakistan never seem to agree on the same thing. Here’s a list of Bollywood movies that were banned in Pakistan:

1. Lahore, 2010

The movie was banned as censor board objected to some dialogues and scenes of film and mainly because Pakistani boxers were shown in a negative light.

Source: Glamsham.com
Source: Glamsham.com

2. Tere Bin Laden, 2010

Pakistan banned a Bollywood movie starring their own export to India, singer-actor Ali Zafar. Tere Bin Laden was banned fearing the title could be misconstrued by Islamist extremists as reason for attack in Pakistan because it dealt with the controversial issue of slain Al-Qaeda head Osama Bin Laden.

Source: youtube.com
Source: youtube.com

3. Delhi Belly, 2011

Delhi Belly was not allowed to be screened by the censor board due to the use of highly explicit and objectionable language.

Source: indiandhamal.com
Source: indiandhamal.com

4. Khiladi 786, 2012

Considered very sacred to Islam, the usage of the number in a comedy film was deemed to be hurtful for Islamic sentiments and therefore led to a ban on the promo and eventually the complete film got scrapped in Pakistan.

Source: Glamsham.com
Source: Glamsham.com

5. Ek Tha Tiger, 2012

The plot of the movie dealt with altercations between the intelligence agencies of India and Pakistan i.e RAW and ISI respectively. No wonder, the spy flick was declared ‘problematic’ and put on indefinite hold in Pakistan.

Source: movies.sulekha.com
Source: movies.sulekha.com

6. Agent Vinod, 2012

Agent Vinod got banned just days before its scheduled release owing to its plot which established Pakistan’s ISI as the anti-India element.

Source: glamsham.com
Source: glamsham.com

7. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, 2013

The movie was banned because it allegedly does not portray Pakistan in good light, as it travels through the troubled past of India-Pakistan partition.

Source: Dailymotion
Source: Dailymotion

8. Raanjhanaa, 2013

Raanjhanaa was banned because of the portrayal of the character of a Muslim girl who falls in love with a Hindu boy.

Source: indiatoday.intoday.in
Source: indiatoday.intoday.in

9. David, 2013

The film by Bejoy Nambiar didn’t go down well with the Pakistan Censor Board as they thought it didn’t pass the basic criteria given by the board and was therefore not suitable for viewing in Pakistan.

Source: gaana.com
Source: gaana.com

10. Haider, 2014

Haider was banned because it it depicts Kashmir insurgency, a sensitive issue between Pakistan and India.

Source: worldfree4u.info
Source: worldfree4u.info

11. Baby, 2015

The Akshay Kumar starer movie was based on Terrorism in India was banned in Pakistan.

Source: thejadedvisalian.com
Source: thejadedvisalian.com

12. Bangistan, 2015

A film about two suicide bombers was banned by the Pakistan’s Central Board of Film Censors due to its anti-Islamic and anti-Pakistan content.

Source: pmnupdates.com
Source: pmnupdates.com

13. Calendar Girls, 2015

Pakistani censor board didn’t approve of the movie that revolves around the lives of 5 models, one of whom is Pakistani.

Source: maguzz.com
Source: maguzz.com

14. Phantom, 2015

The film is based on Hussain Zaidi’s novel ‘Mumbai Avengers’, and is a fictional take on the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Owing to its controversial and anti-Pakistan content, the film has been banned in Pakistan.

Source: ibtimes.co.in
Source: ibtimes.co.in

Do you think these movies should have been banned in Pakistan?