Pakistan bans Anushka Sharma’s film ‘Pari’


MNA Entertainment Desk: Hindi film star Anushka Sharma’s new film ‘Pari’ has been banned in Pakistan, as it ‘promotes black magic, some non-Islamic values and anti-Muslim sentiments’.

Pakistan’s censor board also banned the Hindi horror film because it ‘reportedly contains objectionable sequences where Quranic verses have been used’, said another Pakistani news outlet Geo TV, quoting a cinema owner.

‘The film not only mixed Quranic verses with Hindu chants but also portrayed Muslims in a negative light as they were shown using Quranic verses to do black magic,’ a source at Pakistan’s censor board, the Central Board of Film Certification, told Geo.

Further, the Pakistani censor board said the film seems to approve of black magic, which it said is un-Islamic.