It seems like it has become a usual thing for Bollywood films to be banned from Pakistan on various grounds. From films like Veere Di Wedding to Ek Tha Tiger, big-budget Bollywood films had to face a ban from being released in Pakistan on ‘unethical’ grounds. Apparently, Pakistan also banned the Bollywood film Mulk starring Taapsee Pannu and Rishi Kapoor.
Evergreen Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor and actress Taapsee Pannu are coming together on the silver screen for the first time with their latest film Mulk. Directed by Anubhav Sinha, Mulk is based on a real-life story revolving around a Muslim joint family from a small town in India who fights to reclaim their family honor after a member of their family takes to terrorism.
While Rishi Kapoor plays the family’s patriarch who approaches the court to fight the prejudice, his daughter-in-law who is a Hindu girl played by Taapse Pannu fights his case in the court. Expressing dismay on being banned in Pakistan, the filmmakers of the film said:
“We are disturbed by this prejudiced verdict and it’s such an irony because our film talks about this very prejudice. We urge the Pakistani Censor Board to reconsider their decision. They will realise how essential it is to the well-being of the human race across the world.”
Incidentally, the director of Mulk, Anubhav Sinha took it his social media account to appeal to the public of Pakistan to watch the film howsoever possible. In his statement, Anubhav Sinha urged the Pakistani audience to illegally download the film as well.
Take a look at his statement against Pakistan ban:
An open letter to all the trolls. Bring it on!!! pic.twitter.com/QSLMOBLmnz
— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) July 15, 2018
In a surprising turn of events, the social media users are slamming the actors of the film Mulk for promoting the film in Pakistan. From expressing happiness over Pakistan’s ban to slamming Rishi Kapoor for his banned film, check out some of the best responses here:
Ha ha ha… M so happy… People were stooping down so low to advertise their movie… Now see… Burnol kahan hai????
— Jeetu (@Jovial_jitz) August 3, 2018
People are brutally trolling actor Rishi Kapoor!
On aajtak he ws braging ”Meri film toh ban nahi karte!! ” Heena dekh ke pakis ne inko bahut pyar dia, tab se Dawood inka ”saahab” ho gaya. In bandaron ko ye samaj nhi aata ki whi pakis apne terrorist army ko bhi bahut pyar dete hai . Abki movie bhi ban. Aur khelo mulk mulk.
— rahul kala (@rahul_kala) August 3, 2018
Even the director is being slammed!
@anubhavsinha who has d audacity to spew venom against his own country is begging before #pakistan censor board for his #Mulk movie, just see d politeness, for Indian majority this guy blabber so much of hatred
Note – He is asking his Paki friends to watch pirated version pic.twitter.com/8H9opiPYM9
— Rajesh Rana🇮🇳 (@rajeshrana222) August 3, 2018
They were bending backwards, licking Pakistan’s shoes, calling Hindus Intolerant, prompting communal divide, and what not for their film! Now that film is banned in their favourite Mulk and running in Hindu Rashtra. Hello @taapsee and @chintskap , Vande Mataram 🙏! pic.twitter.com/4ebIWkJW9L
— गीतिका (@ggiittiikkaa) August 3, 2018
— ପ୍ରସନ୍ନ (@pras4net) August 3, 2018
— Gita S. Kapoor (@GitaSKapoor) August 2, 2018
Someone is appreciating Pakistan ban!
#Mulk after VDW this movie also banned in Pakistan. Very good decision by pakistan.
Some people love and deserve to be NA GHAR KA NA GHAT KA.
— Rocky (@Rocky68040641) August 3, 2018
#Mulk‘s cast bent backwards to appease Pakistani Majority and Indian minority!bootlicking has resulted in its ban in Pakistan, as expected. #Intolerance much? Where are all the pundits of #FOE? Come on! Come out n speak up! Do some #AwardWapsi in your motherland. @MakrandParanspe
— Aditya (@IndianEuropean) August 3, 2018
Badhai ho,Pakistan ka dalali karne wale abhinetao ke mukh per jordaar tamacha👌👌👌👌
— abhimanyu jha (@JhaManyu1984) August 3, 2018
— Piyu Nair 🇮🇳 (@DtPiyu) August 3, 2018
Well, the film has released successfully in India and the box-office response has been quite good. Check out the trailer of the film here: