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  1. sparklingway

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    Ali Zafar’s Indian film ‘Tere Bin Laden’ banned in Pakistan

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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    ISLAMABAD: The exhibition of the Indian film ‘Tere Bin Laden’ has been banned in the picture houses of Pakistan because of the fear of terrorists’ attack.

    It is the first appearance of model and singer Ali Zafar in any Indian film. The full board of the Film Censor Board gave this decision on Tuesday as the film ‘Tere Bin Laden’ is being released the world over on Friday next.

    Ali Zafar who is in Mumbai has expressed disappointments over the decision. He has appealed to the concerned authorities to review the decision, as there is nothing controversial in the film.

    It’s just a comedy accomplished with the cooperation of Salman Khan and Karan Johar, he said. When approached, the Vice Chairman, Film Censor Board Masood Elahi said there was no justification to release the film in Pakistan under present circumstances. However the federal secretary is authorized to allow the exhibition under special powers bestowed on him, Elahi said.
     
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    They didn't even give a reason, did they?

    Ban everything that sounds controversial! Even google!
     
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    Such a shame!
     
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    It is nothing more than a publicity stunt .Give money to censor board to ban the movie .People will becum more curious and will watch tht movie at any cost .
    Its nothing more than a marketing game they are playing and i think tht ban is going to be lifted after sumtime.
     
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    finally a good movie was coming out which wasn't TYPICAL BOLLYWOOD CRAP and these morons ban it!!!!!! they could have provided security at cinema's instead but no the freaking losers rather ban it!!!!
     
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    They should have given a nother reason for the ban.Banning a movie in the name of terrorist attack is as good as saying "yu win" to the terrorists.The ban should be revoked and security should be provided
     
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    they were going to change the name, it was going to be released with a diffrent name in pakistan..
     
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    they can't stop pirated DVDs...
     
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    If The Name of film might be ,
    Tere Bin Ali Zafar !
     
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    Pakistan Bans Indian Comedy Involving Bin Laden

    By SALMAN MASOOD
    Published: July 14, 2010

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An Indian comedy about a Pakistani reporter who tries to win points to emigrate to the United States by interviewing an Osama bin Laden look-alike has been banned here, two days before it was to open.

    The movie plows boldly into some of the most serious geopolitical frictions in the world today, focusing on a smalltime but ambitious television journalist — played by a Pakistani pop singer, Ali Zafar — who interviews the bin Laden double to secure fame and an American visa.

    The trailer shows the character growing increasingly frustrated as he tries to direct the bumbling look-alike into a persuasive impersonation of the world’s most-wanted terrorist. “You have a million-dollar face,” he offers as encouragement.

    Pakistani officials expressed concern that the slapstick characterization of Mr. bin Laden could draw terrorist strikes in the country, which is already racked by suicide attacks claimed by the Taliban and Al Qaeda.

    Mr. Zafar, who was visiting Mumba, India, when the ban was announced, expressed disappointment over the ban.

    “I wanted that people should go to the cinema and enjoy this movie,” Mr. Zafar told Pakistan’s popular Geo television channel, noting with a laugh that the film would be released everywhere but the country it was set in.

    Mr. Zafar stressed that the point of the film was “the emotions of a common person” and asked that viewers should be open-minded.

    Nadeem Farooq Paracha, a culture critic and columnist for Dawn, the most prestigious English daily in Pakistan, said the ban was not a surprise, but that, in practice, it might have little impact. Pirated Indian films are widely available here.

    “The movie will arrive as a pirated DVD,” Mr. Paracha predicted. “It cannot be stopped.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/15/world/asia/15pstan.html

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    Ok, agreed with the Pakistani officials. They gave a legit reason for once in their lives.
     
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    Movie has opened to good reviews.. even from the promos.. and the song ullu da phatta.. i feel its going to be a good clear comedy filim..!!! Ali zafar can be the new star of bollywood, am gonna watch it anyways this weekend..!!!:)
     
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    good it was banned.......
     
  14. sparklingway

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    As somebody put it, Ali Zafar acts well and he sings his own songs pretty well, something bollywood might get crazy over (besides girls get massive strokes after seeing him)
     
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    :blink::blink::blink: who got the stroke lollz :P

    anyway the critics and Ali Zafar himself says that he cant act well and cant excel in this field much so he opted for singing and he is doing pretty good keeping in view the young generation as listeners.

    Anyway i feel he is like Sonu nigam (if i spell his name correctly) can do well in singing than acting