Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil was the first movie to screen in cinemas after Pakistan lifted ban on Bollywood films earlier this week. Rakesh Roshan, the producer of the movie urged that since Pakistan opened its arms to welcome Indian content, his countrymen should also move up.
“The film has been released in Karachi, Pakistan, last night with a 11 p.m. show and it was houseful. Today, the film is releasing all over Karachi, Rawalpindi and Hyderabad (Sindh) with 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows. However, the rest of Pakistan will open the show for the movie tomorrow (Friday),” Times of Indian in quoted Roshan in a report.
In another Indian media report, he suggested his countrymen said that his countrymen should also welcome Pakistani artist to move up and accept Pakistani artists in India.
“All I want to say is that if Pakistan has opened their arms, we should also move forward,” he urged.
Earlier, Bollywood veteran and Fawad Khan’s Kapoor and Sons’ co-star Rishi Kapoor also came forward and criticized Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Associations (IMPPA) decision to ban Pakistani talent working in India. “Films are not planned in one or three days. It takes time. You can’t say that you’re going to ban a picture,” he said.