Pakistani film industry News
Bharat Ratna for Dilip Kumar?
Cineswami tells us about filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s petition to the government for considering veteran actor Dilip Kumar for India’s highest civilian honour
Indian acting legend Dilip Kumar, 90, might get a Bharat Ratna if Mahesh Bhatt has his way. Not used to being out of the limelight for long, the loudmouthed Bhatt is finally employing his considerable energies for a good cause. Click here to read more
Ban Bollywood, says Pakistani film industry!
Bollywood films were described as promoters of vulgarity and screening them was termed unlawful
India’s dominant film industry, Bollywood, is popular in Pakistan. If films are not released there, they are pirated widely. Hindi cinema actors, right from Dilip Kumar to Amitabh Bachchan to Shahrukh, Aamir and Salman Khan, and Madhubala to Katrina Kaif, have fans across the border. This has affected the business, if any, of the Pakistani film industry. In a statement released at a Lahore press conference held by the newly formed Central Convening Committee, the Pakistani film industry’s main body, a complete ban on Indian films in Pakistan cinema theatres was called for. Click here to read more
CM Prithviraj Chavan to Pak: Don’t ban Bollywood
The neighbouring country’s film industry had recently called for a ban on Bollywood
At a Lahore press conference held by the newly formed Central Convening Committee of the Pakistan film industry, prominent actors and filmmakers had called for a ban on Bollywood. The members of Lollywood, as Lahore’s film industry is known, accused the government of facilitating the release of Hindi films in screens across the country. This affected the local industry, as the films were not being watched, they argued. Click here to read more