There has been a lot of buzz and excitement over Vidya Balan's The Dirty Picture but it seems our neighbouring rival Pakistan has a strong objection against the film. The Pakistan Censor Board has refused to clear the movie for release in their country.
“They rejected the application saying it is not suitable for theatrical release in Pakistan," a Mid Day source reveals. "They deemed the movie inappropriate for viewership in Pakistan, due to its bold and controversial content", added the source.
Expressing disappointment at the decision, the Mid Day source further laments, "This coincides with the time when the distribution and exhibition sector in Pakistan is getting a boost only due to Bollywood. So it's all the more ironical on part of the board to take such a harsh stance," he reiterates.
Tanuj Garg, CEO of producer Ekta Kapoor's company confirmed the news, saying, "Yes, our overseas distributor informed us that Pakistan Censor Board deemed the movie unsuitable for theatrical exhibition."
So unfortunately the Pakistani audience can't get a sneak peek into the real Silk Smitha's life.