Salman Khan has come up with the sequel of Ek Tha Tiger, titled as Tiger Zinda Hai.
It seems like the fans of the Bollywood superstar Salman Khan across the border will be left disappointed this time as well. The actor’s upcoming film Tiger Zinda Hai has been denied No Objection Certificate (NOC) for import in Pakistan.
The country’s Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage has not let the film being imported, let alone screen it.
Pakistan’s CBFC chairperson Mobasher Hasan told The Express Tribune, ”Tiger Zinda Hai has been refused the NOC, citing the same reason as the first instalment of the franchise. The image of Pakistan and its law enforcement agencies have been compromised.”
On the other hand, the distributors of the country wanted the film to be at least reviewed. And then decide if it is suitable to screen in the public theatres.
Sulaiman S. Lalani, Executive Director of Geo TV Network told IANS, ”Our preferred option was that Tiger Zinda Hai should have been allowed for import, presented to censor board, and if any objectionable material was found against the interests of Pakistan/ Islam, the exhibition of the film shouldn’t have been allowed then.”
He added on saying, ”In fact, if there was anything against the national interests of Pakistan in the film, we ourselves wouldn`t have sought the exhibition but this could have been done only after preview of the film.”
Let us remind you all that the first part of the film, Ek Tha Tiger was also not allowed to be screened in the theatres of Pakistan. And now Tiger Zinda Hai also seems to be meeting the same fate!
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. It is slated to release on December 22, this year.