MUMBAI: Farhan Akhtar’s latest film ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ is set to release on 12 July. As the first look is underway in some time now, the film seems to already have caught in a release trouble across the border.
The film will not release in Pakistan. The reason? Well there is one dialogue in the film, which Farhan Akhtar says, “Mujhse nahi hoga. Main Pakistan nahi jaonga.” This has not gone down too well with the Pakistan Censor Board and they are disallowing ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ to release in Pakistan.
The story of ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ is a biopic on athlete Milha Singh. Apparently, in the film Farhan Akhtar is asked to head to Pakistan and he refuses as his parents were killed during the partition in 1947. Its here Farhan says the dialogue.
Producers Viacom 18 want to stay as true to the story as possible and hence have agreed to do away with the release in Pakistan and are not bowing for making changes.
This isn’t the first time Bollywood has got a taste of rejection across the border. Recently ‘Agent Vinod,’ ‘The Dirty Picture’ were also banned because of anti-national and vulgarity respectively.
‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ is the new addition to the list. Well, all we can say that our neighbor is surely going to lose out on some great cinematic experiences. Pity the movie buffs there. For now, all we await is the trailer, which will be released in a few hours from now. Eagerly awaited.