Taking to his Facebook account in his usual manner, the Pakistani actor said that he stood with the team of Maalik since the movie highlighted corruption.
Maalik is a military-drama which was based on a retired commando who operates a security company. The movie showcases some classic action sequences and interrogation scenes. The movie focuses on the central plot that Pakistan belonged to the average citizen, who had the power to hold its elected representatives accountable.
The movie was surprisingly banned by the federal government owing to its controversial depiction of the Taliban. Local cinemas have also cancelled the movie’s shows with immediate effect and are refunding the tickets following the ban imposed on the film. It was also declared as ‘uncertified’ by the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage.
— Asher Azeem Gill (@ashirazeemgill) April 27, 2016
Today, a petition was filed at the Lahore High Court which challenged the ban on Maalik, claiming that the movie had highlighted the issue of corruption and that it did not contain any anti-state or anti-Pakistan elements.