After the Abhishek Bachchan starrer Manmarziyaan saw its release worldwide on 14th September, the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) Pakistan has banned the film in the country and refused to give it a screening approval.
While the CBFC has given no reasons for the film’s banning, they have given a clarification explaining that the film has scenes which are against the ‘censorship code’.
“The members unanimously considered Manmarziyaan’s contents to be in violation of censorship code,” the CBFC chairman told Something Haute.
Manmarziyaan is the latest in a list of films, which has seen a ban from CBFC in the past few years, with Raees and Veere Di Wedding being major ones.
Directed by Anurag Kashyap, the film stars Abhishek Bachchan, Tapsee Pannu, and Vicky Kaushal in lead roles and revolves around the love triangle between Rumi (Taapsee), Vicky (played by Vicky) and Robbie (Abhishek), which is set on a backdrop of deceit and lies.
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