Karachi: The Pakistan Film Censor Board has banned the screening of Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor starrer ‘Raanjhanaa’ because of its alleged ‘controversial theme.’
    
The Central Board of Film Censors in Pakistan banned the film shortly before its scheduled release, Chief Executive Officer of IMGC Global Entertainment Amjad Rasheed, the importer of the film said.
    
Pakistan’s Censor Board had also earlier banned films like ‘Ek Tha Tiger,’ ‘GI Joe’, ‘Agent Vinod’ for their ‘controversial’ themes and ‘anti-Pakistan’ sentiments.
    
Rasheed said that he received a letter from CBFC with directives to shelve the film's release. "The letter from CBFC states that the film portrays an inapt image of a Muslim girl (played by Sonam Kapoor) falling in love with a Hindu man and having an affair with him."
    
The film, directed by Anand L Rai was scheduled to release during the last week of June in Pakistan. Pakistani singer Shiraz Uppal lent his voice for the title track of the film, composed by AR Rahman.

(Agencies)

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