Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey’s latest directorial venture “Aiyaary” will not release in Pakistan. The movie, which is set against the backdrop of Indian Army, has been rejected by the Pakistan censor board. The spokesperson for the film confirmed that the movie 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 neighbouring country.” “The makers did apply for the censor certificate but apparently the censor board rejected it as the film is about India and patriotism,” an exhibitor-distributor told PTI.
Starring Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee in the roles of army officers, the film is Pandey’s third project to not hit the theatres in Pakistan. His films “Baby” and “Naam Shabana”, which touched upon the defence and intelligence mechanism of India, were also barred from having a release in the country.