Weeks after Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan was released in theatres worldwide, illegal screenings had been mentioned in Pakistan, and the Sindh Board of Films Censor (SBFC) has now taken motion within the count number. The screenings at Defence Housing Authority in Karachi have now reportedly stopped.
Directed by Siddharth Anand, Pathaan stars Deepika Padukone, Dimple Kapadia, John Abraham, Ashutosh Rana, and Shah Rukh.
A file in a Pakistani each day said that tickets for the screening were being offered online for ₹900 (Pakistani rupee) each. The document said these had been non-public screenings being held via Fireworks Events.
Dawn also quoted SBFC, pronouncing, “No person shall make or arrange a public or private exhibition of a movie through cinematograph until the movie has been duly certified for public exhibition by using the Board.” It introduced that screening movies no longer licensed via the board may additionally motive up to three years of imprisonment and fines up to Rs100,000 (Pakistani rupee), for the ones accountable. The Sindh Board of Film Censor has demanded that Firework Events cancel its indicates without delay, and the screening has been cancelled.
A one-of-a-kind file in the Pakistani daily additionally shared information about the screening, revealing that it become presupposed to be “not HD, however, in reality, correct and clear”. It introduced that the display screen size became 8ft through 10ft, confirming that it no longer became a regular film theatre screening Pathaan.
In 2019, Indian filmmakers and producers decided against working with Pakistani artists, and Pakistani filmmakers made a comparable decision regarding artists from India. The screening of movies from each other’s countries also stopped then.
Meanwhile, Pathaan keeps ruling the box office and has broken numerous pieces of information worldwide. It has already crossed the numbers for Aamir Khan’s Dangal collections and is now India’s first Hindi film to pass ₹four hundred crores. Pathaan crew currently held a success bash, wherein Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and Siddharth Anand shared their enjoyment of running in Pathaan.