KARACHI: Pakistani actress Momal Seikh, who marked her Bollywood debut with Happy Bhag Jayegi, is really upset as her movie has been held from being released in Pakistan by the censor boards.
“A decision is still pending, so I’m just waiting for their response. It was a big day for me with a lot of mixed feelings; I’m excited yet nervous as it is my [Bollywood] debut film. I usually don’t complain nor do I [harbour] any negative [feelings] but this incident has really upset me,” said Momal.
The Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) of Pakistan could not reach a unanimous decision over the fate of this film, released in India on August 19, due to technical differences between the board members.
Momal, on this note, added she does not feel that there were any objectionable elements in the film. “I’ve yet to watch the whole movie myself, so I’m personally not even aware of half of the scenes, but from what I’ve seen and gathered, they have definitely shown a positive side of Pakistan, where they are working on helping Indian women,” she said.
The movie, which also stars Diana Penty, Abhay Deol, Jimmy Shergill and Ali Fazal, earned Rs. 2.32 crores on its first day in the Indian Box Office.
Meanwhile, Diana Penty, who has returned to the silver screen with ‘Happy Bhag Jayegi’, four years after her Bollywood debut Cocktail,feels that if there is no problem, then it is a problem.
“I am coming to my own. I am more confident. I am not self conscious anymore. I am not shy and reserved as I used to be. I have learnt that I am who I am. If you have problem then it’s your problem,” said the actress to Filmfare, when asked “how have you changed over the years.”