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R Balki on Pakistan banning Pad Man: It is disturbing

12 February 2018

However the Akshay Kumar Starrer movie "Padman" recieved an excellent response from its audience. "They will realise how deeply empathetic it is to the culture of the Asian subcontinent where women die due to a lack of menstrual hygiene". What stupid people sitting at Censor Board!

Mehr Tarar, the Pakistani columnist who sparred on Twitter with Congress' Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar, was also not left behind.

But Pakistan Censor Board chief Mobashir Hasan has said the decision on NOC was yet to be taken as the film had not yet been "pre-viewed by the Central Board of Film Censors".

"Censor board, ??move", she wrote on the micro-blogging site.

The neighbouring country's Federal Censor Board (FCB) has refused to give a go ahead for the release of the R Balki-directed film, which also stars Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor in pivotal roles. "Hopefully, the news will be confirmed soon whether Padman will be banned in Pakistan or not".

Written and helmed by R Balki and bankrolled by Twinkle Khanna under her home banner Mrs Funnybones Productions, the comedy-drama PadMan is a biopic on Arunachalam Muruganantham, who became a household name after inventing low-priced sanitary napkin making machines. The official statement even said, " Decision to grant NOC to Padman film will be based on merit and criteria of CBFC not vexatious, false and irresponsible political motives being created on various media platforms on the back of film.

The Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar's film PadMan is been successful to collect more than 35 crores from the box office in the opening weekend.