Popular for the conservative approach towards some taboo subjects and themes, Pakistan has banned the screening of Milan’s film The Dirty Picture. The film has created much hullaballoo ahead of its release for the bold performance of Vidya Balan. In such a situation when Pakistan censor board couldn’t digest the steamy scenes of Vidya in the film, they banned it in the nation.
Tanuj Garg, the CEO of Balaji Motion Pictures says that he has heard about the ban of The Dirty Picture in Pakistan.
According to a famous Bollywood trade analyst, “Earlier Aamir Khan’s Delhi Belly was banned because of what was termed as lewd content; now the axe has fallen on The Dirty Picture that is considered not suitable for playing in cinema halls across Pakistan.”
Another popular Bollywood critic says, “Pakistan is one of the biggest consumers of Hindi cinema. Pirated DVDs are reportedly available, sometimes even a day before the release Friday. So even if The Dirty Picture doesn’t play in theatres, it is quite likely that the film may still be widely seen.”
Vidya Balan is playing Silk Smitha in the movie.