Salman Khan’s Tubelight will not release in Pakistan- is the content reason behind it or the high distribution price?
Fans across the world are highly waiting for Salman Khan’s film, Tubelight, which is all set to release this Eid. However, according to reports, the film will not get released in Pakistan. The reason behind the same is stated to be the high distribution rights. Earlier, it was stated that the film will release two weeks after its scheduled date but reportedly, the huge price quoted for the film’s release in Pakistan forced the distributors to withdraw it.
“Salman has millions of fans in Pakistan and the filmmakers are in no mood to pitch their films against his. They are determined to protect the interests of their films instead,” Hirachand Dand, president of the Indian Film Exporters Association, said, according to Deccan Chronicle.
“The distributors are in no mood to pay the asking price for a Salman film even if it is released two weeks later since it would have released all over the world by then. The business will also have reduced by 30 percent. And these days, pirated versions of films invariably get leaked online within a week of their release,” he added.
However, Pakistani distributors have stated some other reason for banning the film. They reveal that the India-China war backdrop is the reason why they can release the film in Pakistan.
“I am not the right person to comment but I doubt whether the film will get clearance considering the Indo-China war subject. Salman is no doubt a big star in Pakistan but the film could also face other hurdles as it reflects anti-China sentiments,” Amjad Rashi, veteran Pakistan distributor, was quoted as saying.
Well, we wait for the official statement from the makers of the film!
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