Earlier this week, local producers and distributors filed a petition with the Lahore High Court to ban the screening of Bollywood movies in Pakistan. The petition states that not only is the screening of Indian movies against the law as per the Motion Pictures Ordinance of 1979, the gratuitous violence shown in Indian movies promotes lawlessness and violence in the country.
In 1985, they wanted us to believe Mithun’s brain could be frozen (in a microwave, no less) and then be transplanted into someone else’s head. As recently as 2012, they wanted us to believe Akshay Kumar’s brain tumor would implode if some water didn’t fall on his head. I mean, COME ON!
I, for one, totally support this petition. Not the part where they say it’s illegal or whatever.
I think we should take a leaf out of Pakistan’s book and ban Bollywood movies, too!