After all the furore over the Pakistan release of ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, reports have confirmed that it has been granted No Objection Certificate (NOC) for its print to be taken there for viewing by the Pakistan censor board officials.
According to reports, Pakistan�۪s censor board members saw the films trailer last week and gave an NOC to import the print. Mohammad Ashraf Gondal, vice chairman of the CBFC, said, “A few board members watched the trailer. Filhaal single opinion nahi hai (There are mixed reactions for a while). CBFC chairman Shahnawaz Noon will submit a final approval report after watching the whole film.”
However, the distributor of the film in Pakistan Sheikh Amjad Rasheed from IMGC Global Entertainment, said, “They have asked for the print by August 12. On August 13, the final content will be watched and a decision taken. But hopefully, Eid tak Pakistan ke theatres mein film lag jaayegi (On Eid, the film would hopefully release in Pakistan).”
Earlier, director of the film Kabir Khan said, ���Salman is very popular in Pakistan and above all it will be an Eid release. There are a few multiplexes in Pakistan that will open up with ETT. So it�۪s not just important for me, Salman and Yash Raj Films, but also for Pakistan that the film releases in their country.�
‘Ek Tha Tiger’ releases this week.