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Sanam Saeed, Armeena Khan come out in support of ‘PadMan’ in Pakistan

MUMBAI/KARACHI: Controversially acclaimed Akshay Kumar starrer Padman, a film highlighting awareness on menstrual hygiene, has reported to have been banned in Pakistan.
The Federal Censor Board has denied issuing an NOC to Padman, announcing a ban on the film in all cinemas across the country, as according to members, films with “taboo” subjects such as menstruation will not be given a go-ahead for screening in Pakistan.
n the other hand, however, according to a senior official, it has not been denied a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for import into Pakistan; this was stated in a press release as well.
Actresses Sanam Saeed and Armeena Rana Khan have still taken the stage and are standing up for the Khiladi actor’s starrer to be released in the country.
Here’s what they have to say:
“Periods. What’s the big deal people?” asked a socially invigorated Armeena.
Padman traces the story of an Arunchalam Muruganantham’s journey to make affordable sanitary napkins. A section of the media has claimed that the film has been banned in Pakistan due to its sensitive subject and line of addressing.
Pakistan Censor Board chief Mobashir Hasan says the decision on NOC is yet to be taken as the film has not been “previewed by the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC).”
“The decision to issue an NOC by the Ministry of Information Broadcasting National History and Literary Heritage is yet to be taken on the release of a foreign feature film PadMan, as the film has not yet been previewed by the CBFC,” read a statement posted on Hasan’s Twitter account and shared with IANS.
Hasan went on to say, “The decision to grant NOC to the subject film will be based on the merit and criteria of the CBFC, not vexatious, false and irresponsible political motives being created on various media platforms on the back of the film.”
“It is advisable to maintain principles of integrity whilst making statements on any issues. Good values are the foundation upon which we will build a prosperous Pakistan, not upon a decision of releasing a solitary film,” he added.

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