rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Movies » Pak restrains airing of Ek Tha Tiger promos, reviews

Pak restrains airing of Ek Tha Tiger promos, reviews

Last updated on: July 10, 2012 14:17 IST

Pak restrains airing of Ek Tha Tiger promos, reviews

     Next

Next

Pakistan has restrained its cable operators from screening promos and reviews of the upcoming Salman Khan starrer Ek Tha Tiger saying that the Bollywood movie is aimed at tarnishing the image of its spy agency ISI.
 
A letter issued by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, country's media regulatory watchdog, to all satellite TV channels and cable networks last week said Ek Tha Tiger, set for world release on August 15, is "reportedly based on the activities of ISI and RAW".


Image: Movie poster of Ek Tha Tiger


     Next

Pak restrains airing of Ek Tha Tiger promos, reviews

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

"Besides, basic theme of the story revolves around Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency with the objective to tarnish the image of state owned institution," the letter said.
 
PEMRA directed the channels and cable networks to "refrain from airing promos/reviews" of the movie till it is issued a no-objection certificate by the Central Board of Film Censors.
 
"The matter should be given utmost preference and due care be ensured to uphold the country's image and any unintentional lapse in this regard be avoided," the letter added.


Image: A scene from Ek Tha Tiger


Prev     Next

Pak restrains airing of Ek Tha Tiger promos, reviews

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

The film sees Salman play a Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agent who is sent to Pakistan to keep an eye on a college professor's activities, who is suspected of selling missile technology secrets to Pakistan.
 
The romantic thriller is directed by Kabir Khan and also stars Katrina Kaif.
 
In March, Pakistani censors banned the Bollywood movie Agent Vinod on the ground that it portrayed the powerful ISI in an unflattering light.


Image: A scene from Ek Tha Tiger


Prev     Next

Pak restrains airing of Ek Tha Tiger promos, reviews

Prev     More
Prev

More

That film starred Indian actor Saif Ali Khan, whose uncle Major General Isfandyar Ali Khan Pataudi is a senior official in the ISI.

Indian releases have proved to be a boon for local cinema houses which had struggled to bring in revenues by showing primarily local films. And Salman has been a crowd puller among the Pakistanis with his previous movies released in Pakistan, including Wanted, Dabang and Bodyguard doing roaring business at the theatres.
 
Bodyguard infact was the costliest Indian movie brought by distributors and exhibitors in Pakistan and raked in around Rs 4-5 crore during last year's Eid holidays.


Image: A scene from Ek Tha Tiger


Prev     More
© Copyright 2014 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.