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Raanjhanaa banned by Pakistan Censor Board

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NEW DELHI: The Dhanush-Sonam Kapoor starrer Raanjhanaa has been banned by the Pakistan Film Censor Board because of its alleged "controversial theme".

The Central Board of Film Censors in Pakistan banned the film shortly before its scheduled release, according to IMGC Global Entertainment CEO Amjad Rasheed, the importer of the film said.

Pakistani singer Shiraz Uppal has also lent his voice for the title track of the film, composed by music maestro AR Rahman.

The Anand L Rai-directed film was scheduled to release during the last week of June.

Earlier, the Censor Board had also banned films like Ek Tha Tiger, GI Joe, Agent Vinod for their controversial themes and "anti-Pakistan" sentiments.

Rasheed said that he received a letter from CBFC with directives to shelve the film‘s release.

"The letter from CBFC states that the film portrays an inapt image of a Muslim girl (played by Sonam Kapoor) falling in love with a Hindu man and having an affair with him."

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