Each year, Eid has Salman Khan written all over it. And 2018 is no different as the 52-year-old actor will return to the big screen with Remo D’Souza’s Race3. However, Bhai fans in Pakistan will have to wait a little longer as their government has imposed a ban on the screening of Indian films in the country during the time of festival.
A report in DNA suggests that according to a notification issued by Pakistan’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the exhibition and screening of Indian and foreign films will be banned for two days before the Eid to until two weeks after the holidays.
So Race 3 makers will have to wait for another 15 days after the release of Race 3 in India, to screen the film in Pakistan.
The ministry, in its letter, said the move has been taken in order to revive and promote the local film industry in Pakistan.
“All the importers/distributors of the foreign films have been directed to restrain from the screening of Indian films in cinema houses all over the country during the above mentioned time period,” the letter stated.
After film producers and artistes in Pakistan complained of facing stiff competition from Indian and foreign films that the ministry decided to stop the practice at least during the time of Eid.
Race 3, also starring Jacqueline Fernandez,Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah and Anil Kapoor, will hit the screens in India on June 15.