In December last year, the Pakistan Film Producers Association chairman Syed Noor lifted the self imposed ban on the release of Indian movies there. Following it, the Hrithik Roshan-Yami Gautam-starrer Kaabil became the first film to hit theatres in the country. Now, Taapsee Pannu’s film opposite Amit Sadh, RunningShaadi.com is set to be released in Pakistan, and on the same day as India.
The ban on Indian films lasted for almost two months in Pakistan. Kaabil was screened in Pakistan from February 2, marking the first film to release there after the Uri terror attack and it’s aftermath.
Directed by Amit Roy, RunningShaadi.com will hit theatres in India and Pakistan on Feburary 17.
Speaking about the Pakistan release, the director said, “I think it’s a good way forward because just banning all things that the two nations enjoy about each other is not going to move our relationship forward. We enjoy many of the same things and the people of both our nations are made from the same grain. So why let the politics chosen by the select few determine the common man’s desire on either side to communicate and enjoy each other’s cultures. I completely welcome this decision by our friends in Pakistan to release our film and I hope they enjoy it”.
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