KARACHI: Sridevi has done what Salman Khan couldn’t. While Salman’s Tubelight was not released in Pakistan, Sridevi’s Mom, which opens this week, gets the highest possible release. The film opens in a phenomenal 5 screens in the major cities of Pakistan.
While Sridevi’s formidable fan-following is most definitely a plus for the movie, the presence of two Pakistani actors, Adnan Siddiqui, who plays Sridevi’s husband, and Sajal Ali, who plays her daughter, definitely enhances the interest-level in Mom across the border.
Says a source from the Pakistan film industry, “The way Adnan and Sajal have been presented in the movie by Boney Kapoor is extremely gratifying to us.”
Earlier, Fawad Khan also was effectively projected by Karan Johar. The previous Bollywood blockbuster Tubelight missed its release date as it clashed with the home-produced biggies in Pakistan. Interestingly, the poster design for Mom in Pakistan highlights the two Pakistani actors along with Sridevi. –Agencies