Sometime back, we had reported on a decision taken by the Pakistani government banning the release of Bollywood films within their country. Now we hear that the petition filed by television talk show host Mubashir Lucman seeking a ban on Indian films before a High Court in Lahore was withdrawn on Monday.
Apparently, a compromise was reached between the Pakistan Cinema Owners’ Association and film distributors and the petitioner, when the matter came up for hearing on Monday. As per the compromise, cinema halls in Pakistan will be permitted to equally share screening time between Indian and Pakistani films.
Commenting on the release, Avtar Singh Panesar – Vice President International Operations for YRF says, “Pakistan is a very important and special market for us and we are delighted that Dhoom 3 will release as planned to coincide with its global release date Friday 20. The film was cleared without a single cut by the Sindh censor board and we’re thrilled about that. We wish to extend our gratitude to the authorities for their support to ensure that business for Producers as well as the local Pakistani Distributors and Exhibitors is protected.”