‘PadMan’ banned in Pakistan
PadMan starring Akshay Kumar, which deals the issue of menstrual hygiene, has been banned in Pakistan. The country’s Federal Censor Board has refused to give its nod for the release of the R Balki-directed film, which also stars Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor in pivotal roles.
“We can’t allow our film distributors to import films which are against our traditions and culture,” FCB member Ishaq Ahmed said.
The members of Punjab Film Censor Board also refused to watch the film saying it is based on a “taboo subject” and outrightly rejected any clearance certificate to it.
“We can’t allow the screening of films on taboo subjects in our cinemas as it is not in our culture, society or even religion,” a member said.