British-made movie 'Slackistan' banned in Pakistan

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London, Jan 28 (ANI): A British-made movie 'Slackistan' has been banned in Pakistan due to its content.

The movie, which is about young people living in Islamabad, has been banned because of scenes showing swearing and drinking.

But its director, London-based Hammad Khan, has told that he is refusing to make changes demanded by Pakistan's Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC).

"I am not interested in making a film that suits them," the BBC quoted Khan as saying.

Inspired by the 1991 US movie Slacker, directed by Richard Linklater, Khan's debut movie focuses on privileged and disaffected 20-somethings living in Pakistan's capital city.

Khan said he has refused the CBFC's requests to edit the movie, saying it is "true to life - it's not offensive, there's no vulgarity, no politics and no sex".

The low-budget film follows the young Pakistanis as they spend their time dating, drinking and going to parties despite attacks on their city by militants linked to al-Qaeda and the Taliban. (ANI)

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