Finally! Mahira Khan’s Bollywood debut alongside Shahrukh Khan has received a green signal from federal, Sindh and Punjab censor boards and is all set to hit cinemas from this Sunday, February 5th, 2015.
“Raees will be screened in Pakistani cinemas starting February 5,” Chairman Film Exhibitors Association Zoraiz Lashari confirmed The Express Tribune in an interview.
Earlier this week, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif given his approval to cinemas owners to screen Bollywood movies. Following the notification, Hritik Roshan’s latest release Kaabil was released all over Pakistan. The censor board also approved Fawad Khan’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil for screening in Pakistani cinemas.
“The Federal Government is pleased to continue the existing open policy to display all international movies (including Indian films) in Pakistani cinemas,” read the official statement released by Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage.
In another news, Shahrukh Khan again praised his co-star Mahira Khan and said it was lovely to work with her and that she was awesome.
Was lovely to work with her https://t.co/Ak4C6Ujmiy
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) February 2, 2017
Pakistani cinema owners self imposed a ban on Bollywood movies after some extremists in India pushed their producers not to cast Pakistani talent in their movies. But, the initiative backfired and cinema owners faced huge financial losses.
Raees has already crossed 150 crores on box office and is expected to help cinema owners in Pakistan to recover their losses, to some extend at least.
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