Bollywood Actors Akshay Kumar and Asin Thottumkal in a scene from Khiladi 786

Akshay Kumar's Khiladi 786 will now release in Pakistan with a changed title. A source from Pakistan said, "it will be released as Khiladi''

According to a report in TOI: The Censor Board of Pakistan had objected to the tittle of the film as it included the number 786 which is of very significance for Muslims.The board felt it might hurt the Muslim sentiments. The banners and hoardings of the films were also pulled out in cities like Rawalpindi and Karachi.

There have been quite a few Hindi films that have faced problems with Pakistan censor board. Saif Ali Khan's Agent Vinod and Salman Khan's Ek Tha Tiger for having Pakistani agents as characters in the film. Kashmir was an issue when it came to release of Shah Rukh Khan's Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

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Faysal Khan
December 8, 2012 5:30 pm
Well, the number 786 has no meaning in Islam, so does with the sentiments of Muslim. May be it does have something with a mind set. Whereas, can the reporter of this report may ask to censor board of Pakistan, what if the same number be used in Pakistani film, will they react the same way?
indian
December 7, 2012 5:49 pm
what a joke is it some time they reject and same time they accept if there is the problem with 786 then only removing the name of this film's title won't affect anything about this film i am sure the number 786 will use into this film orally many times then how they'll remove that...the step was taken only under the presser or mullahs because mullahs don't watch film so there won't any problem
Mukesh
December 7, 2012 5:05 pm
Will someone enlighten me about the significance of 786 and why its important to Muslims?
archana
December 10, 2012 12:13 am
there is no case against between dimplekapadia and anitaadvani.anitaadvani when moved in with kakaji she was very much aware of kakaji,s thriving yet difficult family life. kakaji never married anitaadvani and left no remarks for her in his will.atmost she is entitled to decent remunerations as kakaji,s caretaker.
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