Pakistan Lifts Ban on Bollywood Films

Pakistan Lifts Ban on Bollywood Films

The Cinema Times

Pakistani cinemas have lifted ban on Bollywood movies imposed after relations between New Delhi and Islamabad dipped to a new low following tensions on the border and terrorist attacks.

The cinemas will start screening Indian movies from today, Dawn online reported.

The managements of Pakistani cinemas on September 30 announced indefinite suspension of screening of all Bollywood movies as a protest against the ban of Pakistani artists in India.

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.

The first movie to be screened will be actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s “Freaky Ali“.

Bollywood is popular in Pakistan, and the self-imposed suspension led to a dramatic loss of revenue.