KARACHI: Production house, Zashko Entertainment announced that its debut film Na Band Na Baraati which was slated to be released on July 6, 2018 will now hit cinemas nationwide on Eidul Fitr 2018, stated a press release.
This decision was made in an effort to support the initiative taken by the Federal Government of Pakistan to strengthen the local film industry by putting a limited restriction on the screening of all Indian films during the period of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Azha.
Talking about this decision, the producer of the film, Zain Farooqi said, “In view of the recent order of the Federal Government, Zashko Entertainment has decided to release Na Band Na Baraati on Eidul Fitr 2018.”
He added that since Indian films will now be releasing around the date of the earlier release plan, it makes more sense to take advantage of the government’s decision. “Keeping in mind the genre of Na Band Na Baraati and making the most of the government’s decision, it’s best to release the film on Eid.”
Na Band Na Baraati is a family comedy film directed by Mahmood Akhtar and produced by Farooqi under the banner of Zaskhko Entertainment. The story is penned by Harish Kumar Patel and consists of a promising cast including some of the bigwigs of Pakistan’s entertainment industry Mikaal Zulfiqar, Qavi Khan, Atiqa Odho, Azra Mohyeddin, Shayan Khan, Nayab Khan, Mahmood Akhtar, Komal Farooqi, Ali Kazmi and many others.
The film will now clash with other Pakistani releases at the box office such as Javed Sheikh and Danish Taimoor’s Wajood, Mahira Khan and Shehryar Munawar’s 7 Din Mohabbat In and Moammar Rana and Sonya Hussyn’s Azaadi.
Earlier, Parwaaz Hai Junoon starring Hamza Ali Abbasi, Ahad Raza Mir and Hania Aamir was scheduled to be released on Eidul Fitr as well. However, the producers postponed it till Eidul Azha stating that there was enough competition on Eidul Fitr already.
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