Anushka Sharma’s horror film Pari has been getting rave reviews from the critics. The film is able to pull the crowd to the theatres because of its genre. The movie has been doig decent at the box office.
Pari is Anushka Sharma’s third film as a producer, after NH10 and Phillauri. She co-owns Clean Slate Films with her brother Karnesh.The movie will face competition from this week because of the new movies like 3 Storeys, Hate Story 4 and Dil Juunglee.
Pari marks the debut of director Prosit Roy. Along with Anushka, it also stars Parambrata Chatterjee, Ritabhari Chakraborty, Rajat Kapoor and Mansi Multani in prominent roles. On it’s 2 Friday the movie earned 60 lakhs* and now stands with a total of 23.35 crores at the Box Office.
Co-producer Prernaa Arora of KriArj Entertainment gave a statement saying ‘Evil has no religion’ after the Bollywood horror film was banned in Pakistan for being against religious ethos.
According to Pakistan Censor Board chief Mobashir Hasan, Pari was declared unfit for public exhibition by a panel followed by Central Board of Film Censors’ (CBFC) full board review as it louts various sections of the existing rules and code of CBFC and innumerable dialogues and scenes are against the established religious, social and moral ethos.
Arora, who has produced the movie with the film’s lead actress Anushka Sharma’s banner Clean Slate Films, said: “They (the Pakistan censor board) seem to be taking random decisions. How do we explain why they would think of Pari as anti-Islamic? Evil, which the film portrays, has no religion.
“We as a responsible production feel very strongly about causing offence to any community. Earlier, our co-production Pad Man was banned in Pakistan for being anti-Islamic. Now ‘Pari’ is also anti-Islamic. Can they please define anti-Islamic? I have no doubt Pakistan will find my next release Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran also anti-Islamic.”
Anushka, who tied the knot to star cricketer Virat Kohli in December 2017 in an intimate wedding in Tuscany, is busy shooting for Sui Dhaaga with Varun Dhawan and Aanand L. Rai’s Zero starring Shah Rukh Khan.