ISLAMABAD: The Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) has cleared Bollywood film “The Accidental Prime Minister’ for screening in Pakistan.
The film will be released in cinemas in Pakistan on January 18, 2019.
According to CBFC Chairman, Danyal Gilani, the Board has cleared the film for screening in Pakistan.
He added that the film has been approved for screening with minor excisions.
Indian media reported that producer of the film Jayantilal Gada has welcomed the CBFC decision to clear the film for screening.
“PEN Studios is happy to announce that our one-of-a-kind political film, The Accidental Prime Minister, has got a green signal from our neighbouring country, Pakistan. Pakistani moviegoers will be able to enjoy the film as it is set to release there,” Jayantilal Gada said in a statement.
“I always admired Imran Khan as a brave cricketer, and now I respect him as a Prime Minister, too. I’m also thankful to Pakistan’s Censor Board chairman for approving our film,” he added.
The film, based on a book of the same name written by Sanjaya Baru, released in India on January 11. It stars Anupam Kher as Dr Manmohan Singh (India’s PM from 2004 to 2014).