The protagonist of Shah Rukh Khan pathan It was released last month on January 25 and has since broken several records in India. Even abroad, he has managed to achieve historical collections in various territories. Now, the action animator from director Siddharth Anand will achieve a significant milestone this Friday. On February 24 it will have a big launch in Bangladesh. Curiously, pathan it will be the first Bollywood film to have a premiere in the neighboring country after almost 8 years.
BREAKING: Pathaan will be the FIRST Bollywood film in almost 8 years to be released in Bangladesh
For those who don’t know, there has been a ban on Indian movies in Bangladesh for over 5 decades. The ban was temporarily lifted in 2015 and the leading man of Salman Khan Sought (2009) became the first Indian film to be released in Bangladesh. However, it sparked a massive protest in the country from local actors and filmmakers who felt it might cripple the Bangladeshi film industry. The protest was led by the popular Bangladeshi actor Shakib Khan. The demonstrators, for their part, tore down the posters Sought and also called on moviegoers queuing outside the theater to boycott the film. Meanwhile, angry exhibitors decided to boycott movies starring Shakib Khan.
Movies like Aamir Khan’s are reportedly 3 idiots (2009) and Shah Rukh Khan my name is khan (2010) had also been released at that time in Bangladesh. But due to protests and pressure from the local film industry, the ban was reimposed. Meanwhile, Bollywood fans in Bangladesh continued to grab the new releases in bootleg copies.
However, as many as 19 film-related associations reportedly agreed unanimously to allow Hindi films to be released in Bangladeshi cinemas. However, the problem is that only 10 Hindi films will be allowed to be released in the neighboring country in a year.
This decision has generated discussions not only among moviegoers in the country, but also among experts and people in the industry. Some of them believe that the decision to allow Hindi films may be detrimental to the local film industry. On the other hand, several people are of the opinion that Hindi films can breathe a new life into the exhibition sector in Bangladesh, especially after the ravages of Covid. Some also argued that when Hollywood films are allowed to be released, there is no reason why Hindi films cannot be shown in Bangladeshi cinemas.
pathan it also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. Details on the screen count will appear closer to the release date.
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