While Neeraj Pandey's AIYAARY has finally managed to hit theatres today in India, the film has failed to get clearance for release in Pakistan.
The film's premise which is set against the backdrop of Indian Army has proved to be a bone of contention for the neighboring country’s decision to ban the film.
Being an Indian patriotic film, AIYAARY falls next in line for the slew of Indian patriotic films to be banned in Pakistan. The development proves to be a third for filmmaker Neeraj Pandey whose past films BABY and NAAM SHABANA failed to receive a clearance for release in Pakistan.
Both BABY and NAAM SHABANA touch upon the defense and intelligence mechanism of India, a subject which time and again has been disapproved for showcase in Pakistan.
This year it’s the second Indian film that has been banned in Pakistan post Akshay Kumar starrer PAD MAN.
Starring an ensemble cast of Manoj Bajpayee, Sidharth Malhotra, Rakul Preet Singh, Pooja Chopra, Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, Kumud Mishra, Adil Hussain and Vikram Gokhale, AIYAARY promises power packed performances.