Pakistan Bans Bollywood Industry, Conducts Raids To Confiscate Film Cds

Imran Asif Fazal |Aug 17, 2019

Bollywood insiders reveal that Pakistan does not contribute much to their market share. The CDs which are being sold in their local markets are pirated.

The Pakistan government have announced that they will crack down on Bollywood films by confiscating CDs of Bollywood films.

The move from Pakistan comes in the wake of revocation of Articles 370 and 35(A) from the Indian constitution which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

It has been ordered that the dispensation or featuring of Indian artists in Pakistan to be banned. The local police will conduct a crackdown on Indian content available in their local markets.

Fawad Khan

Firdous Ashiq Awan, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information, saying, "We have banned Indian advertisements and launched a crackdown on CD shops to confiscate Indian movies. Awan also clarified that the operation to confiscate CDs and ban Indian films in the federal capital has already begun and that it would be expanded to other parts of the country as well. A complete crackdown will be ensured in collaboration with the provincial governments, she stressed. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) announced a complete ban on television commercials that are either produced in India or feature Indian talent.

Meanwhile, sources from Bollywood reveal, "We had already banned Pakistani artists long back. We do not want to get aligned to the terror state. The musicians and actors of Pakistan are now suffering after making their debut in Bollywood industry. Actors like Fawad Khan, Veena Malik, singer Atif Aslam are now left in the lurch as no producer is owning up their work. Our aim is for a complete blanket ban on people coming from Pakistan. The major issue is that they should first curb terrorism and only then talk about  co-operation from the Bollywood insiders."

Another senior Bollywood insider revealed, "It does not matter if they ban Bollywood films or entire film industry in India. The Pakistani audience does not give much to film producers, they have issues in their economy and they hardly cater to our target audience."


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