Salman Khan's latest blockbuster "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" has set cash registers ringing not just in India but worldwide. The film has also been approved by the Pakistan Censor Board and Salman expressed gratitude for the same on Twitter.
While many in Pakistan have loved the movie, certain section of people aren't too pleased about "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" being screened in the country and are now making it quite evident on Twitter. The Pakistan Censor Board Chief Fakhr-e-Alam has reportedly even received a few death threats.
"A Few people are not happy with the Censor Board's decision to allow screening of Bajrangi Bhaijaan in Pakistan as they believe it has anti-Pak overtones. Alam is just doing his job and people should understand that. There's nothing in the film that will hurt people's sentiments here. In fact, people have loved the film here", Mid-Day quoted a source from Pakistan as saying.
"It is a random threat from a random Twitter handle. Such mischievous elements are present in every country and there is no particular party that has taken offence to screening of Indian films. Had there been any anti-Pak message in the film, it wouldn't have been certified in the first place", the same report quoted Pakistan film producer, Babar Sheikh.
Fakhr-e-Alam was quite impressed with the movie and permitted it to be screened in Pakistan. He also appreciated it on Twitter and wrote: "Infact bajrangi bhai jaan is the most positive film for Pakistan that Bollywood has produced in a long time. Totally unexpected (sic)". The tweet was then retweeted by Salman Khan also.
Irked netizens are now calling the censor board chief a "traitor" on the micro-blogging site and even threatened to execute him.
Considering the hate tweets, Alam has asked theatre owners in Pakistan to beef up security.