Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Padman' banned in Pakistan

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Akshay Kumar's Padman - a movie made on a topic which everyone can relate to but not everyone will go out and watch this. "I hope more filmmakers and actors make films on subjects that educate the 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".

It is ironic to realise that the same censor board passed a movie that not only glorifies honour killing but is also blatantly Islamophobic.

Mehr Tarar, the Pakistani columnist who sparred on Twitter with Congress' Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar, was also not left behind. I believe the Pakistan censor board didn't even bother to see the film.

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"Censor board, ??move", she wrote on the micro-blogging site. Now according to the early reports, the film has already crossed 35 crores mark at the box office in its opening weekend.

The Central Board of Film Censors in Pakistan, in all its wisdom, has banned R. Balki's Pad Man from release in the country. "We can't allow our film distributors to import films which are against our traditions and culture", FCB member Ishaq Ahmed was quoted as saying by PTI. The much awaited film starring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte is about to finish its first weekend and the results are not at all disappointing. The film deals with menstrual hygiene.

Padman is inspired by the real-life story of entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham, who hails from Tamil Nadu and became a popular figure for inventing low-priced sanitary making machines and hence, the name of the movie.

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