Uganda Media Council has banned the screening of "El Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga", Bollywood's first ever lesbian love story movie.

One of the cinemas in Uganda's capital Kampala issued a notice on social media 'regretting to inform' Bollywood fans about the new developments.

"El Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga will not be screening in the cinemas as it has been rated as "Not classified " (Banned) by the Uganda Media council on grounds of LGBT theme which are against the law in Uganda," a notice via Whatsapp read.

The film, "El Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga", translates to "How I Felt When I Saw that Girl". The film was expected to be premiered today.

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga first poster. Sonam Kapoor plays a quiet Punjabi

"El Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga" screening is being hailed as an important moment in Bollywood, especially after India's Supreme Court overturned Section 377 and decriminalised gay sex in July 2018.

It's not the first time Uganda Media Council has moved to block the screening of LGBT related films.

In 2017, the council banned the screening of a Dutch film titled "The Dinner Club" because it glorified homosexuality which is against Ugandan values.

There is a sizable community of people of Indian origin living in Uganda and Ugandan cinemas attract the majority during screenings of Bollywood blockbusters.