Varun Dhawan's latest flick Dishoom was released today India and worldwide. But as feared earlier, the film has been banned in Pakistan.
As per the censor board, the film has shown Pakistan in a bad light. Dishoom deals with the kidnapping of an Indian cricketer just 36 hours before the final match between Pakistan and India. After the trailer released, many eyebrows were raised from the other side of the border. Varun Dhawan clarified that Dishoom has nothing against Pakistan.
“I would like to clear this. There is no negative reference against Pakistan or any community,” he explained. “It is a very positive representation. In fact, what we are trying to show is that for certain people, money is their religion. It’s not being an Indian, Pakistani, Hindu, Muslim or Christian. In the capitalistic world that we live in, money is the biggest driving force for most crimes,” said the star actor.
The banning of Dishoom in Pakistan will be a loss for producers as Varun Dhawan enjoys a good following there and Dishoom was also keenly awaited. Meanwhile there are reports coming that Dishoom has got into censor troubles in few of the Gulf states.