Looks like the makers of Calendar Girls have struck a chord with Pakistani nationals, but not in a good way. Apparently, the film that is set to release on 25th September, has received a Fatwa from Pakistan due to some content, which portrays the country in bad light. One of the girls in the film features as being of Pakistani origin and delivers a dialogue – “Pakistani ladkiyan bhi utne hi bold kaam karti hai jitni baki ladkiya karti hai; balki kabhi kabhi usse zyada bhi.” (Pakistani girls do equally bold work as other girls; and sometimes more than them too).
They feel the dialogue portrays Pakistani girls and culture in false pretense, and the movie will be a bad influence on young girls in their country. This has upset the Pakistani officials who have decided to ban ‘Calendar Girls’ in Pakistan. We really wonder what happens next!