While Bollywood films are often not welcomed with open arms in the neighbouring country of Pakistan, yet another film that faces the wrath is Happy Bhag Jayegi. This cross border story faced a ban in the country despite the fact that it stars popular Pakistani actors Javed Sheikh and Momal Sheikh.
From what we hear, the Pakistani censor board raised a few objections over the portrayal of their renowned leader Mohammad Ali Jinnah and also that of Piyush Mishra as a policeman. Aanand L. Rai who expressed disappointment over the decision also added that though the board loved the film initially, later he was informed that the Ministry objected to the content in the film. He also clarified that this decision of a ban has nothing to do with the common man. What further upset the producer was that while the board did not ask them for any cuts they directly went on to ban the film in the country.
Directed by Mudassar Aziz, Happy Bhag Jayegi stars Diana Penty in the lead role along with Abhay Deol, Ali Fazal and Jimmy Sheirgill.