Shah Rukh Khan's Raees banned in Pakistan

Amidst the escalating speculations, the Central Censor Board decided not to release the film in Pakistan.

Shah Rukh Khan

In a setback for "Raees" makers, the release of the Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira Khan- starrer, which was scheduled to release in Pakistani theatres on Sunday, was on Monday banned for its "inappropriate" portrayal of Muslims.

Media reports about the release of the film in Pakistan have been doing the rounds Raees release in Pakistan for the past one week. Amidst the escalating speculations, the Central Censor Board decided not to release the film in Pakistan.


According to a report in Indo-Asian News Service, the reason behind the ban was that "the content undermines Islam, and a specific religious sect, (It also) portrays Muslims as criminals, wanted persons and terrorists".

Bollywood film "Kaabil" that has Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam in the lead roles had already released in Pakistan after a months-long self-imposed ban by exhibitors was lifted.

Few days after the film was release in India, Pakistani actress Mahira Khan had expressed disappointment over her film not being released in her country.

“I am the first Pakistani actress who got the opportunity to work with Shah Rukh Khan as the main lead. But I feel that my success and fame has come under the evil eye due to which my film has not been able to release in Pakistan,” she had said.