Lahore, September 30 (NIA): Cinemas across Pakistan on Friday decided to stop screening Indian films temporarily after the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association decided on Thursday to stop using Pakistani Artistes and technicians till India-Pakistan relations improve.
The management of Lahore’s Super Cinema has announced in a Facebook post that they will cease the screening of all Indian films in their cinema. Karachi’s Nueplex and Atrium cinemas have ceased the screening of Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Pink.
The two cinemas are currently running Pakistani films Jaanan, Actor In Law, Maalik and Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai and Hollywood releases, Sully, Storks and The Magnificent Seven. Super Cinema is also running Hollywood films, Howl and Deepwater Horizon. The screening of Bollywood film, the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Pink, has been stopped.
This is the latest development on the cultural front of Pak-India tensions, as the two countries exchange fire across the LOC, resulting in the capture of an Indian soldier and the killing of several others. Pakistan also two soldiers in an exchange of fire.
While no prominent Pakistani artiste was present in India, upcoming concerts of Shafqat Amanat Ali and Atif Aslam have been cancelled.