Sarmad Khoosat, the maestro of Pakistani cinema with a masterpiece like ‘Manto’ under his belt was all set to release his new film ‘Zindagi Tamasha’, however, the federal government has given directives to postpone its release.
PM’s aide of on information Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the producers of the film have been asked to delay its release. Adding that the Council of Islamic Ideology will be approached to have their views about the movie.
The information ministry, as per news reports has decided that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) will again have a meeting with the board members to review the film in which a Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) representative will take part.
As per a source, “Film will only be cleared if the members of the religious party and government officials approve of the content.”
Also, the Sindh Board of Films and Censor has banned “Zindagi Tamasha” three days before its release.
A notification issued by the board said, “If the film titled above is released for public exhibition, it may create unrest within the religious segment of the society and may deteriorate and be detrimental to the peaceful circumstances in the country. Therefore, in order to avoid such a situation, it is advised not to release the Film for public-exhibition until further decision by the Sindh Board of Films Censor. ”