The speculations surrounding the release of Mahira Khan and Shah Rukh Khan starer Bollywood film Raees come to an end, as the film has been banned by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to release in Pakistan.
The central board took the decision, as reported by Express Tribune and Dawn, on the pretext of objectionable content in the film which depicts Muslims, especially of a particular sect of Islam, in bad light.
“Owing to subtle portrayal of Muslims as criminals, violent and terrorists, the recommendations forwarded by the CBFC panel deemed the film unsuitable for public screening,” Express Tribune reported citing a source privy to the development.
Raees was speculated to release for a week after Ministry of Information issued the notification allowing release of Indian movies in Pakistan. The notification formally ended the four month long suspension of Bollywood films and opened the ways for Kaabil and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil to release last weekend in Pakistani cinemas.
This may disappoint the fans of Mahira Khan who wanted to see their homegirl creating magic on big screen opposite King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan.