Now Punjab government bans screening of Joyland
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The future of Lollywood’s upcoming film “Joyland” Thursday remained hanging in the balance as after getting clearance from the federal government, the Punjab government has imposed a ban on screening the film, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The Punjab government has conveyed to film producer Sarmad Sultan not to release the film in the province’s cinemas.
According to Punjab’s Information and Culture Department, they have received overwhelming complaints against the film.
Yesterday, an eight-member committee made by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif watched the film along with the members of the full board of the Central Film Censor Board before giving it the green signal to release in the cinema.
In the process of screening, the committee and the film censor board cut seven more scenes from the actual film.
The main story of the film revolves around the story of a transgender. A family led by a very stern misogynist and anti-feminist is shown and the younger son, who is a background dancer for the transgender, falls in love with the performer.
The life changing events and the things the family goes through afterwards are shown in this award-winning film.
Lauded by critics, awarded the Jury Prize at Cannes, and nominated as Pakistan's entry for next year's Academy Awards, the movie "Joyland" was set to open in cinemas across the country on Friday.