Salman Khan’s next movie, Tubelight, may not see an Eid release in Pakistan, due to a movement headed by local filmmakers who seek better business for Pakistani films during the festival.
According to a PTI report, the filmmakers have joined hands with the Film Distributors Association and the Film Producers Association, to protect the interests of the two big releases in the country – Yalghaar and Shor Sharab – slated to hit theatres on Eid.
Supporting their argument, those in favour of stalling the release of the movies, cited a law passed by the Federal Ministry of Information in 2010, which forbids the release of any Indian film on a Muslim holiday. Sohail Khan, who is the producer of Shor Sharaba, said that he will not release his movie as a sign of protest if Tubelight‘s release is not stalled.
Producer Althaf Hussain added that an official letter has been sent to Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif. “It has been decided that all those related to the Pakistani film industry will support the Pakistani films that are supposed to release on Eid-ul-Fitr,” he said.
Tubelight has been directed by Kabir Khan and will also star Zhu Zhu, Sohail Khan and late actor Om Puri.
Kahin jaa nahi raha hoon, aap ke paas aa raha hoon. Bus 5 din mein! #5DaysForTubelightTeaser pic.twitter.com/5n3d91JUEk
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) April 29, 2017
Mazaa aayega… sirf 4 din baaki ?? #4DaysForTubelightTeaser @kabirkhankk @amarbutala @skfilmsofficial @TubelightKiEid pic.twitter.com/VyRIQkftCN
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) April 30, 2017