February 10, 2015: For the very first time, the blockbuster flick of 1975, Sholay is all set to release in Pakistan.
Nadeem Mandviwalla, who is the owner of Mandviwalla Entertainment, said ‘Sholay has never been screened in Pakistani cinemas and people here watched only the pirated version.
Describing ‘Sholay’ as a unique film, Mandviwalla said, “It will attract all generations to the cinema halls. “I know it is 40 years since it was first released but it is a timeless classic and the presence of Amitabh Bachchan is by itself a big draw. We are planning to release it on March 23, a public holiday in Pakistan.”
The movie was remastered 2014 and re-released in 3D for the new generation of movie buffs. It will be releasing in 2D and 3D in Pakistan.
Bollywood star Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Baby’, which is about an Indian spy mission to catch a dreaded terrorist, will not be shown in Pakistan as the censor board of the country refused to allow it screening.A Pak newspaper said, “Censor boards in Islamabad and Karachi have decided to ban the film because it portrays a negative image of Muslims and the negative characters in the film also have Muslim names.