LAHORE : It has been confirmed by sources that the ban on screening Indian movies, which was put in place after the tragic Quetta attack on Police Training Centre which led to deaths of 61 trainees, will soon be lifted.
The ban was put by Film Exhibitors Association which came after many politicians and law enforcers blamed India for funding terrorism in Pakistan. It also came as a response to Indian movie producers and directors refusing to work with Pakistani artists over pressure by the right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Many producers in India admitted that their patriotism was being questioned after they worked with people from Pakistan including singers and actors who were casted only because of their talent.
In a statement by Film Exhibitors Association chairman Zoraiz Lashari, he admitted that the cinema owners all across Pakistan will began screening of Bollywood movies from next Monday which is 19th December.
The cinema owners in Pakistan have admitted that there business has been somewhat affected by the self-imposed ban of Bollywood movies’ screening and now they will be back in business as soon as the ban is lifted. The move has been taken considering the big movie releases ahead like Raees and Dangal which star Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan respectively.
Initially, Bollywood movies like Freaky Ali, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, will be showcased in Pakistan along with Pink before the mega budget movies come into play.
Moreover, Raees also stars Mahira Khan who looks absolutely stunning in the theatrical trailer of Raees.