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Asher Azeem thanks media for making win possible

September 16, 2016
 
  KARACHI: Asher Azeem, director of the movie Maalik and the cast showed gratitude to the media for being supportive in seeking the removal of the controversial ban on his movie in a conference organized at Karachi Press Club. The plot outline of this movie revolves around the portrayal of a former special services commando...

 



KARACHI: Asher Azeem, director of the movie Maalik and the cast showed gratitude to the media for being supportive in seeking the removal of the controversial ban on his movie in a conference organized at Karachi Press Club.

The plot outline of this movie revolves around the portrayal of a former special services commando hired to safeguard a corrupt feudal lord who has risen to become a chief minister.

Keeping this in view, Federal government slapped a ban on the movie declaring it uncertified, an ill-conceived film provoking divide in national unity. The brains behind Maalik, Asher Azeem challenged the ban in court making a point in a press conference:

Maalik is not a direct hit on the government or its system, instead it is a social movie meant to bring social and political issues of Pakistan in the limelight.”

He also added that, “No scene has been omitted from the movie because this would have affected the Censor Board certificate which this film has received.”

After much struggle and patience SHC recently cleared Maalik for screening announcing federal government’s controversial ban illegal.

Asher further spilled the beans, “When this movie got banned, I decided then and there to file the case rather than beg for it. In which case I might win or lose, and both were acceptable for me.”

Azeem celebrated the win on social media and displayed sheer pleasure upon the media acting responsible.

“I am grateful to the media that it played a vital role from the release to this day. Also we are glad that it will be screened again.”

The trouble is not over yet, since Maalik got banned when it was at its peak, receiving enormous response. But I am sure that if it gets to be screened countrywide, we can do record breaking business.” --SAMAA
 
 
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