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Malaysia bans ‘Padmaavat’


Team Udayavani, Feb 3, 2018, 12:08 PM IST

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia has banned the Bollywood epic “Padmavat”. The movie has enraged the public saying that it portrayed Islam in a bad light.

Muslims make up 60 per cent of multi-ethnic Malaysia’s 32 million populations.

The country has previously banned movies that it feared could hurt religious sensitivities, including Hollywood biblical epic “Noah” and “The Passion of the Christ”. It has also banned live shows by foreign artists’ alleging that it would hurt the religious sentiments of conservative Muslims.

The national Censorship board has stated that the plot of the movie “Padmavat” has given a bad image about the Islam by portraying a role of Muslim Sultan in a negative way.

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