Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif starrer spy thriller ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ will not release in Pakistan. The movie failed to obtain a clearance from Pakistan’s Central Board of Film Censors.
Geo Films, which has the distribution rights for the film in Pakistan, had started publishing the release of the film with the note ‘subject to censor clearance’ but its release on December 22 is unlikely now.
Even its first part, ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, was also not cleared for the release in Pakistan.
Sources said the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage has refused to grant a No-Objection Certificate for the film upon CBFC’s recommendation.
Pakistan-related scenes are reportedly the basis for the film’s non-clearance. They said the image of Pakistan and its law enforcement agencies has been compromised.
In the spy thriller, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Salman plays the role of a Raw agent who falls in love with Pakistani spy Zoya (Katrina) and together they team up to fight against terrorism.