Pak exhibitors plan Shivaay, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil release
Pakistani distributors and exhibitors are contemplating to end the ban on the release of Indian films after ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and ‘Shivaay’ have been issued NOCs for screening.
The Pakistan Film Exhibitors and Distributors Association, which includes most owners of cineplexes, multiplexes and single screen cinemas in the country, had announced a ban on Indian films, after tension escalated between Pakistan and India over cross-border firing incidents last month.
The exhibitors and cinema owners had taken the decision voluntarily after the Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA) sought a ban on Pakistani artists and technicians working in India.
However, Zoraiz Lashari, chairman of Pakistani Exhibitors and Distributors Association, said no decision had been taken as such and also no press conference was scheduled to make any announcements regarding the ban.
But he conceded that in view of the terrorist attack on the Quetta Police Training College on Monday, some plans had been put back.