Bajrangi Bhaijaan gets Pakistan Censor Board chief in trouble

Superstar Salman Khan starrer ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ may have been winning hearts and doing brisk business in Pakistan, but evidently certain section of people across the border aren’t too happy with the film’s release there.

Pakistani censor board chief Fakhr-e-Alam, who cleared the film for release in Pakistan has been receiving death threats for supporting the film as well as clearing some other Indian films on micro-blogging site Twitter.

"Well now I am getting LIFE threats...I guess every Pakistani who is buying tickets is also a traitor then," Alam tweeted in his defence against the trolls who called him a traitor.

The haters also tweeted that they will burn down theatres showing Indian films, following which Alam asked theatre owners to beef up security at their respective places.

“I request all cinema owners to please increase security at their respective properties. This is unacceptable,” he posted on Twitter.

However, Pakistani filmmakers have supported Alam in his decision to release the film. “Such mischievous elements are present in every country and there is no particular party that has taken offence to screening of Indian films. Had there been any anti-Pak message in the film, it wouldn't have been certified in the first place,” Pakistan film producer Babar Sheikh was quoted by Mid-day.

Going by the full houses the film has been drawing so far, it is evident that most people liked it. Despite receiving stiff competition from local releases, the Kabir Khan directorial has performed very well not only at the Pakistan box office but in other countries where it released.