Pakistan's censor board has not cleared Aamir Khan production Delhi Belly. Therefore the exhibitorsand cinema hall owners forced to put off plans to release the film later this week. Atrium Cinema, a leading cineplex of Karachi, posted on its Facebook page yesterday, "It has just been notified by the distributors of film Delhi Belly that Central Board of Film Censors, Islamabad, have not passed the film for public exhibition. Thus, the film will not be released in cinemas in Pakistan."
The Pakistani exhibitors were very keen on release the film starring Imran Khan, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Poorna Jagannathan, Vir Das and Shenaz Treasurywala, on Friday. The reason for the ban cannot be discovered because the censor board was not available for the comment.
Last year, the Pakistani censor board had banned the film Tere Bin Laden starring singer Ali Zafar, from exhibition. The film was banned from release due to concerns that the depiction of the slain Al Qaida could trigger terror attacks on cinema halls. Read Delhi Belly Review
Story first published: Friday, July 1, 2011, 14:26 [IST]