Both got Universal rating!
Rustom and Mohenjo Daro, releasing this Friday, has recently received Universal ratings by Pakistani censor board.In regard to director Ashutosh Gowariker’s period drama, Pakistan CBFC chairman Mobashir Hasan said, “There is only some minor cutting of some kissing scenes. Apart from that, it was good to go,” reports the Express Tribune.
Hasan also explained that when it comes to historical epics, the board has a provision to bring in co-opt members, apart from the usual five-member panel.
“We brought in Syed Waqar Ali Shah, who is the chairperson of the history department at Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, along with Mashood Mirza from the department of archaeology and museums. We, along with the panel, did not have any objections towards the film and it’s ready to hit the screens,” he added.
In regard to Rustom, the censor boards have given the film a clean pass, saying, “Rustom has been passed by majority of members with excisions and rated Universal.”
On one hand, Mohenjo Daro shows the era of the ancient Indus Valley civilization which is set to attract audiences in Pakistan due to its familiarity factor, ‘Rustom’ on the other, is based on the real life incident of Naval Officer K.M. Nanavati.
It definitely is good news for both the films because only recently Dishoom was banned in Pakistan as they found the content objectionable. It has become quite a task to get films across the border for release with the CBFC their keeping a keen eye on everything a film portrays. But with Rustom and Mohenjo Daro getting clean chits, guess filmmakers would finally realise what kind of film gets the pass there. Next time you better stick to it if you want your movies to release there.
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