Members of the Punjab Film Censor Board have rejected watching the Bollywood film PadMan because of an issue with issuing a clearance certificate.
As reported by the members themselves, film with “taboo” concepts such as menstruation will not be aired in Pakistan. The Federal Censor Board also denied giving an NOC to PadMan and announced a ban on the Akshay Kumar-flick in cinemas throughout the country.
On the other hand, film distributors were also slammed by the local film producers for purchasing Indian films that are “destroying Islamic traditions, history and culture.”
Reports suggest that the board members have bang-on refused to watch PadMan on request from the distributors. A particular source from within the Punjab Film Censor Board said that all the members were unwilling to watch the film due the content featured in it.
Veteran actor Akshay, along with Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte, is among the star-studded cast of the film which is directed by R Balki. PadMan was released in India and worldwide on February 9. One local film distribution company also released posters of PadMan stating that it would get aired in Pakistan soon.
Also, distributors IMGC was planning to purchase the film but the censor board prohibited them from doing so. However, another distribution company purchased the distribution rights for PadMan on the condition that they will only process payment if it’s been approved by the censor board. But as we now no, thats not the case. After the screening being rejected, the posters were or are being removed from all the cinemas.
“Earlier there was an issue with Padmaavat and the members are facing criticism for issuing it a certificate already. In such circumstances, we cannot allow a film whose name, subject and story are not acceptable yet in our society. Central Censor Board also raised objections on the scenes and dialogues of the films that are very sensitive.”
PadMan is a 2018 Indian personal comic drama dramatization in light of the short story The Sanitary Man of Sacred Land in Twinkle Khanna’s book The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad. The book which is propelled by the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social lobbyist from Tamil Nadu who acquainted minimal effort clean cushions with towns in India.