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Aamir Khan Refuses To Release Dangal In Pakistan!

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The Indian flag being raised high and the National Anthem being played is one of the most important scenes in Aamir Khan's Dangal and the Pakistani Censor Board wants those two scenes to be chopped off to be released in Pakistan. Not taking this lightly, Aamir Khan has rightfully refused to release Dangal in Pakistan as it doesn't make sense to chop off those two important scenes.

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A source close to the actor was quoted as saying, "When the film went to the Pakistan censor board, they were fine with it except for two particular scenes towards the end - one in which the Indian flag is shown and another in which the Indian national anthem is played after Geeta Phogat (played by Fatima Sana Shaikh) wins the gold medal. The Pakistan censors wanted the scenes to be edited out before they gave Dangal the green signal."

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The source further commented, "It's a sports-based biopic with no direct or indirect reference to Pakistan. The film only highlights India's nationalistic sentiment, so what is the reason to chop off those scenes?" The source also revealed that Aamir Khan was surprised by the Pakistani Censor Board and felt that the "demand for the two cuts was surprising, because the film isn't jingoistic in nature."

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The source added that Dangal not being released in Pakistan will add to financial loss but that doesn't matter. "It will result in an economic loss to the tune of Rs 10-12 crore, as Pakistan is an important international territory vis-à-vis money, but he isn't willing to edit the scenes in question. He is aware that not releasing the film could lead to piracy, but he is sure about what he won't do."

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