Hrithik Roshan starrer ‘Kaabil’ became the first Bollywood movie to be filmed in Pakistan post the ban imposed on Indian films in Pakistani cinema theatres.
Rakesh Roshan, Hrithik’s father and producer of the movie, took to Twitter on Wednesday to officially announce the news. Senior Roshan tweeted, “Yes it’s true! Kaabil releasing tonight in Karachi at 11pm & shows starting tomorrow across Pakistan.”
Yes it's true!
Kaabil releasing tonight in Karachi at 11pm & shows starting tomorrow across Pakistan.
— Rakesh Roshan (@RakeshRoshan_N) February 1, 2017
Recently, the Ministry of Information announced that the Pakistani government decided to continue the existing policy to film Indian movies in Pakistani cinemas.
The letter that was issued after the approval of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said: “Federal government is pleased to continue the existing open policy to display all international movies (including Indian films) in Pakistani cinemas and is pleased to take the following decisions for revival of the Pakistani film industry.”
The managements of Pakistani cinemas on September 30, 2016 had announced indefinite suspension of screening of all Bollywood movies as a protest against the ban of Pakistani artists in India.
The release of Kaabil, however, is an overwhelming news for the Bollywood movie lovers in Pakistan.
Pakistani artists were banned in India following an attack on an Army base in Uri town of Jammu and Kashmir. At least 19 soldiers were killed in the attack.