Its been more than ten days, since government has imposed a ban on release of new Indian movies. As a result Cinema halls are running shows with empty halls. It is also causing huge financial losses to Cinema Hall owners. To cover up for Indian films, the cinemas are now offering already released Pakistani and Indian film, which have failed to attract much viewership.
Cinema owners and film distributors have pledged the Government to reconsider its decision on priority basis, otherwise they will be left with no other option to shut down their cinemas. Film distributors are also said to be lobbying in commerce ministry for removal of this ban and there are chances that the ban will be lifted soon.
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Rashid Nazir Ali