Will ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ release in Pakistan?

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Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Indian superstar Salman Khan’s “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, which is about a man discovering love during a journey from India to Pakistan, may release across the border due to its positive message, says a Pakistani film distributor.

Zain Wali, representative of a film distribution company Everready Pictures, said that he is extremely positive about the film’s release in the country, reports Dawn.com.

“The film is set to release on Eid and this is 102 percent confirmed. There are no objections in the film and we are confident that it will make it to the cinemas with ‘Bin Roye’ and other films,” Wali said.

The Kabir Khan directorial narrates a story of a Hindu man out on mission to take a young Pakistani girl, who is dumb and mute, back to her country. It chronicles the adventures and experiences he stumbles upon during his road trip.

The film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui and is slated to hit the screen on the occasion of Eid, which is likely on July 18.

Salman’s films are popular for gravity defying stunts and ‘masala’ content. “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” stands true to this image, but also runs high on emotional content.

A slew of Indian films like “Baby”, “Ek Tha Tiger” and “Agent Vinod” faced a ban in Pakistan. But Wali says that may not be the case for “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”.

“The reason censor board raised objections over ‘Baby’ was because the film painted a controversial picture of Muslims. ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ is not against Pakistan and the trailer alone can give a clean-cut depiction of the message it is giving out,” Wali said.

Wali points out that though he is positive about the film coming to Pakistan, censor board, will take the last call.

“Most importantly, we have faith that the film will see the light of the day in cinemas. The last stage regarding the release of any film, be it local or international, is the approval from censor board. We are positive that the film will not face any challenges in this regard because we haven’t heard anything dubious about it,” he added.

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