While the makers of the movie, ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ are busy promoting the movie through their promos, Pakistan has restrained their cable operators from the screening the promos. The screening of the movie has been restrained as the Salman Khan starrer movie is aimed at tarnishing the image of its spy agency ISI.
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued a letter to all the satellite TV channels and cable networks last week which said ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ is “reportedly based on the activities of ISI and RAW”. The letter added, “Besides, basic theme of the story revolves around Inter- Services Intelligence (ISI) agency with the objective to tarnish the image of state owned institution”.
The channels and the cable networks have been directed by the PEMRA to refrain from airing the promos till it is issued a no-objection certificate by the Central Board of Film Censors. The letter also said that the matter should be given utmost preference and due care must be ensured uphold, the country’s image and any unintentional lapse must be avoided.
Salman in the movie is seen playing a Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agent who is sent to Pakistan to keep an eye on a college professor’s activities.