The much awaited Bollywood movie Raees releases in India, USA, UK and UAE today, but the moviegoers in Pakistan have to wait for another two days to see if Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira khan film is allowed in Pakistani cinemas.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif formed a committee with a given mandate to decide whether the film should be screened in the cinemas nationwide or not.
The committee came up with a conclusion that the matters will resume as before and the Ministry of Information will issue the NOC’s so that the films can be screened in the cinemas across Pakistan, said chairman film industry, Zoraiz Lashari.
According to the sources, the committee has sent the summary to the Prime Minister’s Secretariat after finalising their recommendations and we can assume that it will at least take 2 days after the NOC has been issued for the movies to be screened.
Mahira Khan said “I want my country to see this. I want everybody to see it, every person in the world. My friends keep saying you did it, it’s enough, you can just keep it in a box somewhere. I do that, but there’s a part of me that says, no, I want everybody to see my blood sweat and tears for these two years, because it’s been tough and I want people to see it even if I fail at it.”
Indian Motion Picture Producers Association imposed a ban on Pakistani actors and singers in the wake of Uri militant attack.
In a tit-for-tat move, Pakistani cinema owners also banned the screening of Bollywood movies in September. However, Raees and Kaabil could be the first Indian films to be released in Pakistan after the ban.
According to the recent reviews Raees is a complete package of action, romance and drama. A healthy entertainer of sorts!