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Pakistan bans film featuring Indian James Bond
Pakistan bans film featuring Indian James Bond that is critical of country's spies
By The Associated Press

ISLAMABAD (AP) ' Pakistan's film censorship board says it has banned a movie featuring a character dubbed "India's James Bond" that is critical of Islamabad's generals and spies.

Vice chairman of the censorship board Muhammad Ashraf Gondal told The Associated Press on Monday that the Bollywood film "Agent Vinod" violated the codes set by his organization. He refused to provide further details.

The movie shows Pakistani officials providing support for the Taliban in Afghanistan and scheming to set off a nuclear suitcase bomb in archenemy India's capital.



The film, which was scheduled to open last week in Lahore and Karachi, likely hit too close to home because it echoes real criticism of Pakistan ' admittedly, in the exaggerated style of India's popular Bollywood film industry.


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