After much talks and delays, the censor board has banned Mahira Khan’s Raees. The film will NOT be releasing in Pakistan in any time now. According to media reports, the censor board had issues with the content of the film, which according their statement, undermines Islam, and a specific religious sect.
The film stars Shahrukh Khan as Shia Muslim bootlegger and according to the censor board, it violates their rules.
According to reports, decision has been made after reviewing the content and has nothing to do with ongoing tension between two neighboring countries.
Earlier, it was reported that Raees will be released on February 5th, 2017 but the censor board put it on hold.
Another Bollywood movie Kaabil starring Hrithik Roshan has already been released in Pakistan and running successfully in cinemas.