Pakistan blocks Bollywood movie Raees staring SRK

New Delhi (CNN): A new Indian blockbuster has been banned in Pakistan for allegedly misrepresenting Muslims.

Bollywood megastar, Shah Rukh Khan, himself a Muslim, has millions of fans all around the world.

But his new film “Raees,” about a bootlegger turned politician, has hit a roadblock with Pakistan's censors.

The movie — scheduled for release last Sunday — has been banned because of its “inappropriate depiction of Muslims,” according to Pakistan's Central Censor Board.

The board also said the movie “did not show the real face of Islam” and focused on a “sect of Muslims as bad.”


The decision to ban the movie, which is based on a true story set in Gujarat in the 1980s and 1990s, has caught cinema-goers as well as the cast and crew by surprise.