Pakistan’s I & B Minister has announced that no Hindi film would be released in Pakistan.
Well about time, is all we can say. The move for Bollywood to move out of Pakistan has been afloat for years now. But for same strange reason even after repeated provocation at the LOC Bollywood producers continued to send its movies to Pakistan.
Was it a yearning to entertain our neigbours? Or just plain greed?
It took producers like Dinesh Vijan, Indra Kumar and Pahlaj Nihalani to finally bell the cast. After the Pulwama attack they decided their films won’t be released in Pakistan,come what may.
Beginning this week with Abhishek Choubey’s Sone Chiraiya and Laxman Utterkar’sLukka Chuppi, the movement of Bollywood Indian films to Pakistan would cease completely.The two films’ producers Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP and Dinesh Vijan’s Maddock Films, are very clear on this: it’s no-show in Pakistan.
Reacting to Pakistan’s I & B Minister’s statement boycotting Indian films,AshokePandit chief advisor of the Federation Of Western India Cine Employees, says ,“Has the Pakistan I & B Minister actually said that? But he is the I & B minister of Pakistan, not India.”
Pakistani actors have very clearly pitched their loyalty with their home country in India’s fight against terrorism. After Ali Fazal, Mahira Khan and Veena Malik have also tweeted against India’s second surgical strike.
“They will never be welcomed in India. Not after abusing our hospitality,” says Nihalani firmly.