Pakistan bans bin Laden film

PAKISTAN has banned an Indian-made comedy film about Osama bin Laden, fearing it could spark terrorist attacks.

The film, Tere Bin Laden, is about a Pakistani journalist desperate to get a visa to the US who pretends to get an interview with the elusive al-Qaida chief after finding a lookalike.

Although a Bollywood film, it is unusual because it stars a Pakistani actor, Ali Zafar.

It was due for release in Pakistan and elsewhere today.

Pakistan’s film censor board decided that, because of the bin Laden connection, the film could trigger terrorist attacks in a nation already suffering from them, said a senior board member.


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