The ban on Indian films has finally came to an end.
In an interview, Chairman Film Exhibitors Association Zoraiz Lashari said that the cinema owners would begin screening Indian films across Pakistan from Monday.
He further said, “Cinema business has been hit immensely and all stakeholders felt it was the right time to begin screening Indian films. It was always a self imposed suspension, not a ban. So I’ll be releasing Freaky Ali in our cinemas and other cinema owners will follow suit.”
Meanwhile, an owner of a film distribution company told “A big media group and film exhibitors/distributors in India are trying to release Dungal in Pakistan. They are testing public sentiments and also the government’s reaction by releasing Freaky Ali at CineStar cinema.”
It’s not just in Pakistan, but stakeholders in India were also being hit by the move.