Shahrukh Khan’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan to be released in Pakistan
Unlike some recent movies that were banned, King Khan’s latest romantic film will be screened in the neighbouring country
Many Bollywood movies end up not being shown in Pakistan due to the sensitive subjects they deal with. Recently, Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger and Saif Ali Khan’s Agent Vinod were barred from screening, as they portrayed Indian intelligence agencies taking on Pakistani spies. So when the theatrical trailer of Shahrukh Khan-Anushka Sharma-Katrina Kaif starrer Jab Tak Hai Jaan (JTHJ) was out, speculations were rife that this film too would not see the light of the day there.
What fueled these talks was that in late Yash Chopra’s last directorial venture, Shahrukh is seen playing an Indian soldier briefly posted in Kashmir. But thankfully, JTHJ seems to be taking a different course. Confirming its release, Amjad Rasheed, Chairman of IMGC Global Entertainment, the local distributor, said, “There were fears that the movie might again portray Pakistan in a negative manner like in Agent Vinod and Ek Tha Tiger but things are looking bright now regarding the release of JTHJ.”
We are glad this film will be watched by SRK fans all over the world, and will spread the message of eternal love; one that Yashji propagated through his work.
First Published: 5.13 PM IST 11.08.2012