Bollywood film Raazi starring Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal is all set to hit Indian cinemas on May 11. However, it will not be released in Pakistan as Alia is portraying the role of an Indian spy in the film who is married to a Pakistani military officer.
A representative of Pakistani distribution company IMGC confirmed the development to Something Haute. “Yes, it won’t be releasing in Pakistan,” Sabina Islam of IMGC said, adding that the film’s trailer was presented to the central censor board but they weren’t too happy with it.
Earlier, director Meghna Gulzar had said that there’s nothing in her film that’d offend Pakistan. “Something inside me tells me that when the film releases you’ll realise that it’s looking at the Indo-Pakistan dynamic very differently and that there is nothing in it that it should not release in Pakistan,” she had told the Indian press.