Salman Khan's film 'Ek Tha Tiger' is in trouble inPakistan. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) hasdirected all satellite channels and distribution networks torefrain from airing its promos of the film till an NOC is obtained from thecensor board of Pakistan.
PEMRA in its letter states, "The film's content is reportedly based on theactivities of ISI and RAW. The basic theme of the film revolves around the ISIwith the objective to tarnish the image of the state-owned institution."
Yashraj Films vice-president (marketing and communication) Rafiq Gangjee said, "Unfortunately, possiblyowing to certain films in the past having shown the country in a bad light, weare having to pay the price with our theatrical trailer of “Ek Tha Tiger” beingrestrained in Pakistan."
The film's director Kabir Khan adds, "It is because of thejingoistic films on Pak-bashing that our film is suffering. Just because thereis a mention of the ISI this problem has occurred."
Gangjee justifies, "If you see the body of work of both Yash Raj Films and Salman Khan, you will appreciate thatwe would never go down this route."
Khan said adding, "Ek Tha Tigeris not an anti-Pak film and the mention of RAW and ISI in the film does notmean we are showing them in a negative light.'' He adds, "Unlike the lastfilm “Agent Vinod” which was banned and had direct mention of the names ofsenior ISI officials, there is a just a reference."