Pakistan bans release of Dhanush-Sonam’s Raanjhanaa
The theatrical release of Dhanush’s maiden Hindi film Raanjhanaa has been banned in Pakistan. The Pakistan Censor Board has pre-empted the release of the film in the country by banning its release citing ‘improper script’ wherein a Muslim girl (Sonam Kapoor) falls in love with a Hindu boy (Dhanush).
Amjad Rasheed, who has taken up the release of the film in Pakistan, has confirmed that the film’s release has been banned. The film has given a grand entry to Dhanush in Hindi films and has been declared a super-duper hit all over India. Says Rashid: “We have received a letter from the Pakistan Censor Board expressing its decision to ban the release of Raanjhanaa in Pakistan.
“The reason stated is that the character of an Islamic girl falling in love with a Hindu boy,” said Rashid, who was planning to release the film in the last week of this month. In the version to be released in Pakistan, A.R. Rahman had composed a song which had been sung exclusively by Pakistani singer Siraj Uppal. For the record, the film has so far netted around Rs.45 crores in India.