Just when Main Hoon Shahid Afridi’s success had increased the anticipation of more Pakistani films, it seems that cinema enthusiasts will have to wait a bit longer for their wishes to come true. The next film in line, Zinda Bhaag, that raised our expectations with the awards it bagged at the Mosaic MISAFF festival in Toronto, will not be hitting the screen on September 6, as expected.
“The primary reason is that a backlog of unreleased film titles and delays in releases has pushed the whole schedule of cinemas ahead,” Mazhar Zaidi, the director of the film, told The Express Tribune.
The announcement was made through a joint statement by ARY Films, Footprint Entertainment and Matteela Films on August 29.
However, it has been reported that the delay is not from the producer’s end.
Zinda Bhaag stars actor Naseeruddin Shah, model Amna Ilyas and Khurrum Patras and has now been scheduled to release on September 20.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 31st, 2013.