NEWS DESK: Akshay Kumar’s Padman, which has got a green signal from as many as 50 countries, won’t be releasing in Pakistan. An exhibitor from Pakistan says that the film has been denied a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) due to its subject.
Another industry source told the Indian website that Padman was initially bought by Amjad Rashid of IMGC but after he was shown the trailer, he was advised not to import the film. “Later HKC bought it and applied for NOC which was denied.”
A senior executive from Pakistan, when asked about her personal opinion on denial of NOC, said, “Well, you know how the mentality is in our Asian men towards periods and they don’t want to discuss this as it’s a taboo. Sadly.”
Now, Pakistani actor Sanam Saeed has spoken out against the ban. Criticizing the ban, she sarcastically remarked that we shouldn’t share the story of a man who changed lives of women just “because it has something to do with #MenstrualHygiene”.
She wrote:”A man changed the lives of women across India, he made them aware of their unhygienic practices. He found a way to provide them with affordable sanitary napkins. But let’s not share that story because it has something to do with #MenstrualHygiene. Tobah! # padman #menstrualman,” she wrote on Twitter.
A man changed the lives of women across India, he made them aware of their unhygienic practices. He found a way to provide them with affordable sanitary napkins. But let’s not share that story because it has something to do with #MenstrualHygiene. Tobah! # padman #menstrualman
— Sanam Saeed (@sanammodysaeed) February 10, 2018
She received these responses on her tweet:
I think soo….i have seen the movie …there is no personal and serious issue in movie…the concept of the movie is how a man made a machine and how he got an idea ..and nothing big issue about it…
— Ezna Khan (@EznaKhan10) February 10, 2018
Dafa Karo endia ko
— Malik (@honestguypk) February 10, 2018
If this is a “Vegene” issue, y is it called “Men”struation!!🤔
— Djunaid🚬 (@WiseGuy__) February 10, 2018
Yeah, let’s pretend PakWoman don’t menstruate, just like we pretend they don’t exist!
— IsabellaD (@PakWoman_Vs_CIC) February 11, 2018
try this method, may be u get a chance in bollywood…😊
— Junaid Raja (@IamJunaidRaja) February 10, 2018
What rubbish… will this shitty film finsih all problems related to periods?
— Muzammil Mughal (@ladlamughal) February 10, 2018
All problems resolved in this country lets solve problem of women periods…. irrational and needless remarks
— Mehmood Ul Hassan (@AHMEDALIHASANAW) February 10, 2018
Story first published: 11th February 2018