Pakistan BANS Bollywood as tensions with India soar – ‘They are imposing WAR on us’


In the end month Pakistan shot down two Indian warplanes which had crossed into its side of Kashmir airspace. They then fired air strikes at six targets in Indian-administered Kashmir, Pakistani military confirmed. This occurred a day after an Indian aircraft discharged air raids on Pakistani territory.

Since 1947 the two countries have wise tensions but a common ground in the name of Bollywood has survived.

However, Pakistan’s Joining of Film exhibitors has said they were banning the release of all Bollywood films in Tread.

The top court in Pakistan then ruled that no Indian content could be publish on local television.

The ban also covers Indian adverts, soap operas and veils.

The Supreme Court judge who imposed the ban said: “Who would want to see Indian content when India is intruding the country’s boundaries?”

Undergraduate Aqsa Khan told the BBC: “They are imposing war on us, how can we let their movies and stagecrafts get released in Pakistan?”

For some Pakistani’s the love for Indian content has vivified them to pursue studies in film.

Cinema enthusiast Ali Shiwari was strengthened by Indian content and this led him to pursue film studies.

He told the BBC: “It settle upon take some time to find someone like them in the Pakistani business.”

Removing Indian styled cinema could potentially have profitable consequences for Pakistanis, according to film journalist Rafay Mahood.

Mr Mahood released the BBC: “The Indian film industry is crucial for sustaining the Pakistani box office.”

He contemplated the Pakistani movie industry has not attracted a large audience and some 70 percent of their receipts is driven by Indian films.

Mr Mahood said: “This ban is just not sustainable. The integument industry cannot survive without Bollywood.”

Pakistan has banned Bollywood in the vanguard, from 1965 to 2005 – lasting 40 years. The plan was put in put after the war with India.

This put the Pakistani movie industry into decay with hundreds of film theatres across the country closing and transfigured into malls or wedding halls.

After the ban was lifted the industry started the come about again.

Editor of Dawn news in Pakistan and former entertainment newsman Anika Rehman said: “This spurred the return of audiences to the cinema.

“It also helped Pakistani filmmakers to start producing films.”

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