The Pakistan censor board has banned the release of Salman Khan’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ in her country. The film was supposed to hit Pakistani theaters on the Eid weekend with 35 prints.
Trade expert Taran Adarsh tweeted, “Breaking News: No release for #EkThaTiger in Pakistan.”
Reports have it that the reason for the film being banned in Pakistan is mainly because of its anti-Pakistan theme, where their powerful spy agency ISI is shown in bad light.
However, those who have watched the film says that the films theme is not anti-Pakistan but that of friendship between the two countries.
Director Kabir Khan is quoted to have said: “It is sad that a film promoting peace and friendship has fallen victim to politics.”
Back home, the film has seen a record breaking opening, collecting Rs 32.95 crore on its first day. ETT is said to have broken all the previous opening records.