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Bankrupt Pakistan Film Industry Resumes Screening of Indian Cinema

Major cinema houses said that they had only suspended the screening of Indian films but not completely banned them.

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Cinemas in Pakistan resumed the screening of Indian movies from Monday, following a self-imposed ban.

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Representatives of major cinema houses said that they had only suspended the screening of Indian films but had not completely banned them.

They added that the resumption is important to ensure cinemas remain financially viable. The first film to be screened will be actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Freaky Ali.

On 30 September, Pakistani cinemas' owners announced their decision to indefinitely cease the screening of all Indian films as a protest against the ban of Pakistani artists in India and to show solidarity with the armed forces of Pakistan.

The response to the decision of cinema owners was mixed.

Indian movies returned to Pakistani cinema houses in 2008 after a 43-year-long hiatus imposed during the 1965 war.

(With inputs from AP.)

Video Editor: Purnendu Pritam

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