‘Tubelight’, the upcoming film of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan might not release in Pakistan on the Eid festival. Some filmmakers of Pakistan have opposed the film’s release because they think that it can affect the business of two big Pakistani films i.e. ‘Shor Sharaba’ and ‘Yalgaar’ expected to be released on the same day. As per the sources, the Pakistani film producers will also request the government to do not provide NOC( No Objection Certificate) to ‘Tubelight’ film.
According to protestors, if Salman’s film will hit the theaters in Pakistan on Eid then it will be against the law passed by the Federal Infomation Ministry in 2010 which says that no Indian movie can be released on Muslim festival. The head of the Pakistan Film Distributors Association Chaudhry Ejaz Kamran has supported this decision. The filmmaker of ‘Shor Sharaba’ Sohail Khan said, “My film is supposed to release on Eid-ul-Fitr and if the government doesn’t stall ‘Tubelight’, I will not release it as a mark of protest”.
The Pakistani film producer Altaf Hussain said that “If required we can even go to the court,”. He also mentioned that the associations (Film Producers Association and the Film Distributors Association) are also planning to write an official letter to Nawaz Sharif, the Pakistan’s Prime Minister. He added that “It has been decided that those who are related to the Pakistani film industry will support the Pakistani films released on Eid.” According to him, the Pakistan government should give more importance to local films rather than Indian films.
If sources are to believe, the Information Ministry has given instructions to not only stop the release of Salman’s Tubelight but also ‘Begum Jaan’, the much-awaited movie of Vidya Balan. We hope that you found the article interesting and informative. If it is so, then please like, share and comment. Stay connected with us to know more Bollywood updates.