Nanak Shah Fakir, the Hindi movie on the life of Guru Nanak Dev Ji has been banned in Chandigarh a day after it was banned in Punjab. Chandigarh Administration has finally taken a decision of suspending the movie for 2 months on the same line as it has been suspended by the Punjab government.
Cinemas in Chandigarh had already geared up for the release of Nanak Shah Fakir on Friday, 17th of April when the orders of banning the movie in Chandigarh were announced by the Chandigarh Administration. Fans were disheartened by this decision as the cinemas still carry the posters and standees of the movie.
Punjab is the only state in India where the movie Nanak Shah Fakir has been banned due to agitations from SGPC and Dal Khalsa. It seems that Chandigarh Administration had to implement the ban on the screening of Nanak Shah Fakir under pressure from Punjab Government. Despite the ban in Punjab, movie ran successfully all over India and abroad on the first day. Nanak Shah Fakir has received 72% love on Book My Show and a rating of Super Hit Movie from those who have seen it.
Chandigarh being a Union Territory of India, should not have banned the movie just because Punjab has done so. However, if you want to watch the movie, you may head over to Shalimar Mall in Sector 5, Panchkula.