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Pakistan bans Akshay Kumar’s “Padman”, but the reason given by the Pak censor board will make you roll over the floor and laugh

Akshay Kumar’s Padman, based on the life of social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham who introduced low-cost sanitary pads, shockingly has been banned in Pakistan!

Natural bleeding of women is against their tradition but bloodshed of innocent people will take them to their so called Jannat! This is the ultimate Pakistan.

What can be the reason to ban this film in Pakistan or for that matter, in any country? Sorry, but I am totally blank on this. This film is just creating awareness of periods which is natural, in spite of whichever country residence you are.

Syed Noor, a well-known Pakistani filmmaker, said that there was a need to speak to the local film distributors and exhibitors about the films they import from other countries. “Not only this film Padman, but I think even Padmaavat should not have been released in Pakistan as it portrays Muslims in a very negative light,” Noor said.

Pakistan’s Federal Censor Board refused to clear the Bollywood movie for its release in the country. According to the members, the film deals with ‘taboo’ subjects such as menstruation and thus, cannot be allowed to screen in Pakistan.

Furthermore, the Federal Censor Board announced a ban on the film in all cinemas across the country. “We can’t allow our film distributors to import films which are against our traditions and culture,” FCB member Ishaq Ahmed was quoted as saying.

The members of Punjab Film Censor Board also refused to watch the film saying it is based on a “taboo subject” and rejected any clearance certificate to it. “We can’t allow the screening of films on taboo subjects in our cinemas as it is not in our culture, society or even religion,” a member said.

This proves Pakistan just cannot tolerate what’s good for the society. It cannot think towards the favour of its own citizens. Or maybe it has lost its thinking power completely, conspiring against India? Hatred can turn you negative and this is what has happened with Pakistan. Well, Pakistan has received negative response from the people all over.

Pakistan bans Padman. The Censor Board says, “The film deals with taboos such as menstruation which are against our traditions & culture thus can’t be released in Pakistan.” Menstruating is against the culture? Basically, everything is against the culture except for terrorism.

Yes, Pakistani Women menstruate too. I support #Padman and menstrual hygiene. Ban on @PadManTheFilm in Pakistan is senseless. Release it now- a lady said tweeting against the ban.

“Against our traditions & culture” Oh well, coz women don’t menstruate here… What stupid people sitting at Censor Board ! #PadMan must be allowed in Pakistan

Directed by R Balki, the film also stars Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor in pivotal roles. The movie has opened to a good reception in India as it earned Rs 10.26 crore on its first day, and is expected to cross the Rs 50 crore mark during the weekend.

Source: Times of India 

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