Will Indian cinema owners ban films featuring Pakistani actors?

Final decision will be taken on Friday

Entertainment Desk October 06, 2016
Final decision will be taken on Friday. PHOTO: STYLE.PK/MISSMALINI

Recently, the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association passed a resolution banning Pakistani artists and technicians from working in the nation's film industry.

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Now, members of the Cinema Owners Exhibitors Association of India are contemplating banning all films starring Pakistani actors which include the upcoming Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Raees

A final decision on this will be taken on Friday, October 7. COEAI President Niting Datar said, "The members will be meeting on Friday and we'll decide on the matter. But one thing is for certain - the decision will be taken keeping the wishes and the sentiment of the public. We won't go against them." reports Times of India.

Expressing support for the IMPPA ban he said, "Yes, I support the IMPPA ban. They are looking at the bigger picture and taking steps for the future."

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If the boycott is enforced, will completed films like Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Raess face the ban or not? To this question, Nitin said, "I can't talk about specifics but many factors have to be taken into consideration. See, many exhibitors have already signed the deal with the distributors. So if we decide on a ban, they may even face legal charges from distributors. We need to figure this out."

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Bunny Rabbit | 4 years ago | Reply Its going to create a huge dent in Bwood if these big budget movies are banned starring big actors.
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