KARACHI: There's too much happening in Lollywood and Bollywood these days. While Bin Roye and Wrong No. are creating waves in Pakistan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan has Salman Khan fans super excited on both sides of the border. And while these films are yet to release this Eid, there is already talk about Shah Rukh-Mahira-starrer Raees and Salman's Sultan clashing on Eid next year.
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With the fate of Bajrangi Bhaijaan's release in Pakistan still undecided (rumour has it the film's release will be delayed to make room for local films), it is now confirmed that Bin Roye will in fact release simultaneously in India as well as at least eight other countries along with its release in Pakistan this Eid.
Bin Roye's distributor HUM Network has inked a deal with international film distributor B4U Motion Pictures to secure the release of their film in the UK, USA, India, Canada, UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar and Sweden. The film is also expected to release in Denmark and Norway and two other countries which will soon be revealed. Also, the film's music album is going to be available worldwide on July 6.
B4U to release Pakistani film #BinRoye this Eid in India, USA, Canada, UK. Stars Humayun Saeed, Mahira Khan, Javed Sheikh, Zeba Bakhtiyar.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 29, 2015
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CEO of B4U, Ishan Saxena, said, “We are delighted to collaborate for Bin Roye as international distributors.
“As a business, we are always looking at connecting different Asian communities to their regional cinema. With our strong international foothold we hope to give Bin Roye a wide release in the key international markets.” he added.
Duraid Qureshi, CEO of HUM Network also shared his opinion on this collaboration. “B4U is one of the most credible international distributors for Asian films, and we are thrilled that through this collaboration Bin Roye will reach to audiences worldwide."
Bin Roye is based on popular novel Bin Roye Ansoo and features Humayun Saeed, Mahira Khan and Armeena Khan in lead roles. Co-directed by Momina Duraid alongside Shahzad Kahsmiri, the film will also be broadcast later as a television serial.
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Although Mahira is set to make her Bollywood debut alongside Shah Rukh in 2016's most awaited film Raees, her Indians fans are certainly in for a treat as they will get to see her on the big screen a year earlier. However, as surprising as it may be to some, this isn't Mahira's first film to release in India. In 2011, Shoaib Mansoor's Bol was released in India to a fairly positive response which featured Mahira in a small albeit prominent role.
With Bin Roye's release in India now confirmed, it is to be seen if Bajrangi Bhaijaan too will make its way to Pakistan on Eid. Whether or not Salman's film releases here along with Bin Roye and Wrong No., what's certain is that Mahira will compete against the Bollywood megastar, not just this year but next year as well!
Watch Bin Roye's trailer here: