‘Barbie’ to be screened in Punjab cinemas after censor board’s nod

Barbie to be screened in Punjab cinemas after censor boards
Margot Robbie as Barbie seen in this still from the movie Barbie trailer. — Instagram/@barbiethemovie
Margot Robbie as Barbie seen on this nonetheless from the film “Barbie” trailer. — Instagram/@barbiethemovie

LAHORE: Hollywood blockbuster “Barbie” is able to hit cinemas throughout Punjab following the approval from the provincial censor board, mentioned Minister for Info and Tradition Amir Mir on Tuesday. 

“Barbie” is among the most anticipated and most celebrated films of the 12 months to date, however not in Punjab as the federal government yanked the movie from cinemas over supposedly “pro-LGBT” content material and halted its screening proper after its launch.

Mir mentioned that the film was reviewed by the 12-member board on the directives of interim Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi.

The minister added that screening of the film was stopped for its “objectionable content material” and was despatched to the censor board which has been reviewed by the board’s members together with Chairman Tauqeer Nasir.

Mir mentioned that the total board has cleared the film and has directed to display the movie after censoring the objectionable content material.

“The Barbie film will quickly be launched in cinemas in Punjab,” mentioned the provincial minister.

The fantasy-comedy movie hit cinemas throughout the globe on July 21 however was recalled in Punjab on the secretary ministry of Info and Tradition’s directives.

Punjab’s Movie Censor Board Secretary Rehan S Khan had denied any such content material within the movie. “Sure there was objectionable materials which was excised by the board, however none expressing homosexuality,” he had instructed Geo Reality Test.

The world is abuzz with “Barbie” fever because the launch of the film concerning the iconic doll, because the theatres and cinemas in every single place are stuffed with moviegoers, all wearing pink.

The Margot Robbie (Barbie) and Ryan Gosling (Ken) starrer confirmed no indicators of slowing down in its second weekend on the field workplace because it has made greater than $351 million within the US and Canada since opening on July 21, and almost $775 million globally.

Updated at 2023-09-13 15:10:52