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PAKISTAN DECREASES BAN ON BOLLYWOOD FILMS ON EID

By Ritika Nath . 6th June 2018 10:00pm
PAKISTAN DECREASES BAN ON BOLLYWOOD FILMS ON EID

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry of Pakistan have reduced the ban duration for Bollywood movies on Eid to one week. This step has cleared out the way of release of Salman Khan starrer Race 3 and biopic Sanju. On Monday, the ministry announced that now Bollywood movies can release a week after Eid. Previously, a Bollywood could not get releases two days before and two weeks after Eid. [caption id="attachment_38502" align="alignnone" width="706"]salman khan Source[/caption] Danyal Gillani, Chairman of Central Board of Film Censor (CBFC) announced on Monday said that keeping in mind the importance of local film industry and exhibition facilities, the government has taken the decision of the screening of Indian films shall be restricted for a period of one week in total, starting from Eid day – on both Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Azha. The ministry stated that it took the decision with the aim of promoting local movies, 7 Din Mohabbat and Wajood which are going to be released this Eid. [caption id="attachment_38504" align="aligncenter" width="220"]wajood Source[/caption] [caption id="attachment_38506" align="aligncenter" width="235"]7 din mohabbat Source[/caption] Chaudhary Ejaz Kamran. Chairman of Pakistan Film Distributors Association, blamed the Bollywood films’ distributor group for sabotaging the business of Pakistani films.

The group has always been in power. They don’t understand that, because of this pressure, the welfare of local films will be affected. Distributors who purchased Pakistani films will suffer now
According to a senior film distributor, the time that was given to the local industry to redeem money was not enough. Generally, it takes about two weeks to generate profit by a film. He also added that that the distributors who purchased ‘Race 3’ will screen it one week after Eid. This would eventually disturb their financial interest at the box office.