Bollywood film Veere Di Wedding, touted as "India's first real chick flick", is being banned in Pakistan, confirm sources at the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC).
"Members of the board have unanimously decided to not the allow the film for public exhibition in the cinemas as per Censorship of Film Code 1980," CBFC Chairman Danyal Gilani said to Images.
Starring Kareena Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor in main roles, Veere Di Wedding follows four friends in Delhi as they navigate the ups and downs of preparing for a big fat desi wedding. Kareena stars as the bride-to-be, whose last-minute wedding jitters are getting the best of her, while her over-the-top friends carry their own emotional baggage into the messy situation.
The trailer made it obvious that the film contains mature themes and profanity and is intended for an older youth audience:
But the censor board is having none of it.
"The censor board held a meeting and watched the film and have decided that it is not fit for screening in Pakistan. The main issues are vulgarity and language and also theme. Official announcements will be sent shortly," shared a source at CBFC.
Veere Di Wedding releases globally on June 1.