Are Ranbir and Deepika really coming to Pakistan?

Reports state the Bollywood actors will come to Pakistan on November 22 to attend Tamasha premiere


Our Correspondent November 19, 2015
Reports state the Bollywood actors will come to Pakistan on November 22 to attend Tamasha premiere. PHOTO: INDIATODAY

KARACHI: What? Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are visiting Pakistan?!


That's how we reacted when we came across a news report claiming the Bollywood heartthrob and diva are coming to Pakistan -- on November 22 -- to promote their upcoming film Tamasha.

But, it sounded to good to be true. So we did some digging. And we are sorry to break it to you that it's not happening.

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Abid Rasheed, Executive Director of IMGC -- the company distributing the movie in Pakistan -- told The Express Tribune that “these reports  are only rumors and none of this is true.” He explained that the duo will instead be joining local media in Lahore via Skype.

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“The actors would only be joining the local media for a press conference online on November 22 whereas the premiere of the film is expected to take place on November 26,” he said.

Local publications seem to have gone overboard with their coverage of the whole matter, even stating that the Bollywood actors are expected to meet notable film personalities in Pakistan. Some said several local filmmakers are expected to sign them for joint productions with India.

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Directed by Imtiaz Ali, Tamasha also features Pakistani actor Javed Sheikh who will is playing Ranbir Kapoor's father in the movie.

The film has already created a lot of hype, not only because of the Ranbir-Deepika pairing, but also for its soundtrack which has been composed by Academy Award-winning music director AR Rahman.

COMMENTS (13)

Aditya | 6 years ago | Reply If they are saying this just for PR, it's okay. But I fear they won't return back alive.
feroz | 6 years ago | Reply @Asad: most of us (Pakistanis) are in love with Bollywood. it is only cool not to admit it
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