Islamabad: Bollywood movie Tere Bin Laden has been banned in Pakistan over fears of a terrorist attack, a media report said Wednesday.
The Pakistani censor board took the decision on Tuesday, paktribune.com reported.
The film, which will launch Pakistani model and singer Ali Zafar, is scheduled for worldwide release on Friday. The version to be released in Pakistan was titled Tere Bin. The film has also been banned in the Middle East.
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Ali Zafar has expressed his disappointment in Mumbai. He appealed to the authorities to review the decision, "as there is nothing controversial in the film", the report said.
"It's just a comedy accomplished with the cooperation of Salman Khan and Karan Johar," he said.
Masood Elahi, vice chairman of Pakistan's Film Censor Board, said, "There was no justification to release the film in Pakistan under the present circumstances. However, the federal secretary is authorised to allow the screening under special powers bestowed on him."
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