The hot boiling tension brewing at the border has started showing simmering effects through the film industry. As a consequence to banning of Pakistani actors, movies, and serials in India, its Pakistan who has now decided to place a ban on Bollywood movies and stop the ongoing screening an immediate effect.
An eye for an eye.
Lahore’s Super Cinema has banned the screening of Amitabh Bachchan starrer PINK along with making a formal announcement to not let other upcoming flicks like ”Banjo” or ”Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” release. In its Facebook post, the cinema has urged to ban the sale of DVD’s/CDs and broadcast of any Indian content on television. The move is meant to show solidarity to its soldiers and actors.
Following the suit, Karachi’s Nuplex Cinemas has also posted the same message on its Facebook wall. The move has ignited a lot of reactions – mostly supporting the cause as a retaliation to India’s move to ban Pakistani actors and Zee Zindagi’s decision to remove Pakistani content from its channel.
The Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) has banned Pakistani actors, singers and technicians from working in India till situation return to normal. This ban was followed by the pressure on Pakistani artistes to ‘leave’ India in 48 hours. While no prominent Pakistani artiste was present in India, upcoming concerts of Shafqat Amanat Ali and Atif Aslam have been cancelled as of now.