Chairman of the Pakistan film Producers Association Syed Noor has said that the Pakistani film industry is on its way to major success and is producing better films than even Bollywood within a very limited budget.
Talking to APP on Saturday, the Chain Aye Na director said that a few years ago, people believed that the industry could not be revived but he always remained optimistic. According to Noor, Pakistan is now producing movies of international standard.
He said that despite the exhibition of Indian films in Pakistani
cinema-houses, local productions have been doing good business. The Lollywood veteran claimed that Pakistani film directors and artists have great talent and so, can compete with India in this field.
Another veteran star Shaan Shahid, in an earlier interview with The Express Tribune, expressed his heartfelt wish to bring the international film forum to Pakistan and how he believes that the talent in his homeland is second to none.
“When I travel globally and come back to my country, I see great talent and potential here that is unheard of, unseen and unattended to; I see Pakistani cinema from the eyes of a director, witnessing a wide range of areas unexplored – that’s where the desire of working for and within the Pakistani cinema, and Pakistani cinema alone, emanates from,” said the Waar actor.
While talking about working across the border, Shaan added, “I’ve been a struggling artist myself and therefore, I’m extremely well aware of all the needs and the aspirations a local artist clutches on to. If I don’t stay here now and work in and on my country, then when and where else would be the right time to spread awareness regarding our own issues that so desperately demand attention.”
“I want to see talent brought here into Pakistan, and not the other way around. If we export our very own talent abroad, our responsibility as Pakistani artists will be compromised,” asserted the Khuda Kay Liye star.
And Shaan doesn’t just play dreamy roles but clasps on to mighty dreams for his country too. “I want Pakistan to be the hub of talent where foreign artists aspire to work; I want Pakistan to be the cinematic fortress for foreign artists. Work begins at home. Always,” emphasised Shaan.
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