Finally, good news for Bollywood movie lovers in Pakistan, the on-going suspension on Indian films has been lifted after Minister for Information Broadcasting and National Heritage, Marriyum Aurangzeb signed the notice for the screening of Indian films to be resumed!
Movies Being Released:
According to reports, 4 recent Bollywood blockbusters will be released, starting off with Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Pakistani diva Mahira Khan’s, ‘Raees’ and the nation’s heartthrob Fawad Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’. Both movies are set to hit the cinemas across the country on 4th February 2017.
Read the notice published by the Ministry here!
Govt of Pakistan issues notification formally allowing the resumption of screening of Indian films pic.twitter.com/nMA8rlWz2W
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Cinema goers will also be able to watch Hrithik Roshan’s, ‘Kaabil’ and the upcoming release of Akshay Kumar’s ‘Jolly LLB 2’ in a theater near them.
Pakistani Cinema Owners Affected!
Pakistani cinema owners had been facing immense financial losses due to the restriction of Bollywood content and it was reported that Lollywood films on their own did not bring in sufficient revenues either.
In an earlier interview to Brandsynario, Nadeem Mandviwalla, Chief Executive of Mandviwalla Entertainment shared his opinion on the issue. According to the veteran, the right of declaring a ban on Bollywood movies in Pakistani cinemas belongs to the state alone.
He said, “It was always called a suspension, not a ban – that prerogative lies with the Pakistani government”,
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