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Sad news for Pak cable guys!

A Pak court has banned cable operators from showing the Indian film Taj Mahal.

india Updated: Apr 28, 2006 15:24 IST

A Pakistan court has banned cable operators from showing the Indian film TajMahal which has been permitted to be screened in the theatres all over the country.

Acting on a petition filed by Mashriq Communications private ltd, the distributors of Akbar Khan's TajMahal in Pakistan, Civil Judge, Choudhary Sarfaraz Ahmad of Lahore sessions court has issued orders asking cable operators to stop showing the film until the case was heard.

Meanwhile, the court has posted the case for May 13 and asked the cable operators to appear, Daily Times reported.

The distributors of TajMahal in their petition had said that they have already invested large sums of money to get the movie screened in Pakistan and its free airing would affect the chances of the film doing well in the theatres.

There is a great deal of interest about the film as this was the first time that the government has permitted a new Indian movie to be screened in Pakistan along with the old print of Mughal-e-Azam.

Taj Mahal featured Sonia Jehan the grand daughter of Pakistan's legendry singer, Noor Jahan.

The films were launched at a grand gala premier two days ago, which was attended by top stars from Bollywood and Lollywood film industries besides, Minister for Tourism and Culture, Ambika Soni.

First Published: Apr 28, 2006 15:16 IST