Indian movies back in Pakistan cinema theatres
Lahore : Lifting two-month self-imposed suspension on the screening of Indian movies, Bollywood tunes will once again rock in the Pakistan cinemas from Monday.
Zoraish Lashari, Chairman of the Film Exhibitors Association, in a press conference claimed that after thorough discussions with parties concerned, the decision has been taken that screening of Indian films would resume in Pakistan from Monday.
"The cinema owners and other stakeholders in the industry have been hit by the decision to impose a temporary suspension on screening of Indian films. A lot of investment has been made into upgrading or building new cineplexes and multiplexes and the business at this time is dependent on screening of latest Indian films," he said yesterday.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Freaky Ali will be the first film to hit theatres post suspension.
"We lifted the suspension as a cinema guild. We took this decision because we would like to support them (Indian cinemas) and expect them to support us," Aadil Mandviwala, Director Mandviwala Entertainment, was quoted as saying by the Dawn.
Pakistan, considered as the third largest market for Bollywood films, had banned/suspended screening of Indian movies post raising tension on India and Pakistan border.