Adnan Siddiqui has reacted to government’s decision to prioritise the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness when Pakistani films were making business this Eid.
In a joint press conference with fellow film makers Wajahat Rauf and Yasir Nawaz, Siddiqui said they are very small producers, hence government should support their content.
“We’re very small producers. We’re all trying to make it big here, we’re learning and you can help us grow and flourish,” he said.
Siddiqui gave some ideas that how government can help them grow.
“There should be a proper policy that decides how much time and space will be allocated to foreign content and how much to local content. PEMRA has a law that television cannot play more than 10% of foreign content and similarly, there’s a policy that more than 15% foreign films will not be shown here. Please take our requests seriously and give us the opportunity to earn what we righteously deserve,” the actor-cum-producer explained.
This Eid-ul-Fitr, four Pakistan films released including ‘Ghabrana Nahi Hai’, ‘Chakkar’, Dum Mastam’, ‘Parde Mein Rehne Do’. These films did good business until government gave green signal for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.