In an unusual case the film has been banned here without even being submitted to the censor boards.
    
The Ram Madhvani-directed movie revolves around Neerja Bhanot, a flight attendant on board a Pan Am Mumbai-New York flight, who was shot dead by terrorists during the hijacking while trying to save the lives of passengers.
    
Advertisements of the movie in some newspapers had shown its release across many cineplexes and single screen theatres in Pakistan on February 19 but it has emerged that the ministry of commerce had initially authorized the import of the film but later changed their decision.
    
"The ministry issued us a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to import the film and bring it to Pakistani territory but later on revoked the NOC," an official with IMGC Entertainment said.
    
Pakistan had earlier banned big banner Indian films like 'Haider', 'Phantom' and 'Ek Tha Tiger'.

 

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