Pakistani filmmakers want four of their films- ‘Josh’, ‘Ishq Khuda’, ‘War’ and ‘Mera Naam Afridi’ – to get more visibility than the Indian films, this is the reason distributors and exhibitors in Pakistan have abandoned Shah Rukh Khan-starrer ‘Chennai Express’ and Akshay Kumar-starrer ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai – 2’. Both were slated to release on the day of Eid, August 8, in the country.
Source Revealed, “ Pakistan’s blackout of these two films will lead to an estimated loss to the tune of Rs 20 crore. When contacted, Abdul Rashid he said, “Yes, we are not releasing Chennai Express and Once Upon A Time in Mumbai – 2 in Pakistan.
Abdul Rashid (Senior Distributor) said “We don’t mind rescheduling the two films to August 15. But piracy would have reduced the business prospects of the two films by then.” Admitting that exhibitors would stand to gain by accommodating the two big-ticket films, Rashid however said, “We cannot overrule our government’s decision.”
When we tried to talked to UTV and Balaji Spokeperson both were unavailable to Talk. Certainly Disappointing for Pakistani Bollywood Lovers.