Pakistan has approved the release of Salman Khan’s upcoming film ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ with cuts, marking a shift in its staunch opposition to any film with Kashmiri angle in it.
Pending Lahore censor board permission, the film was reportedly cleared by the censor boards of Islamabad and Karachi, said Pakistani media. “Bajrangi Bhaijaan has been approved for Eid release by the CBFC but with several cuts,” confirmed Pakistan’s Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) Mobashir Hasan in an interview with The Express Tribune.
Directed by Kabir Khan, “Bajrangi Baijaan” is a plot that revolves around a Hindu devotee of Hanuman who is on a mission to help a stranded Pakistani girl, whose speech is impaired. The journey depicts their troubles along the road to Pakistan. The film will be released on Friday, July 16, two days ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid ul Fitr.
The cuts recommended by a panel pertain to suggestions made by members of national security agencies, film critics and members of civil society, said Hasan. Salman Khan’s earlier film “Ek Tha Tiger” was banned in Pakistan.