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Superstar Aamir Khan’s Upcoming Film ‘Dangal’ not to Release in Pakistan, say distributors

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December 20, 2016: Cinemas in Pakistan started screening Indian movies from December 19 but superstar Aamir Khan’s upcoming film “Dangal” will not be released in Pakistan, according to PTI report.

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The report is contrary to some other media reports which said that the movie ‘Dangal’ will have a theatrical screening in Pakistan.

Indian movies in Pakistan began screening yesterday after lifting the two months self-imposed suspension following the Uri terror attack which increased the Indo-Pak tensions and cross-border firing incidents.

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According to PTI report, “The cinema owners across Pakistan have suffered about Rs 150 million loss and some 100 employees lost their jobs since the non-screening of Indian movies.”

There were reports that Aamir’s biographical sports-drama will also be released in the neighboring country. However, the spokesperson of the distributors of the film denied the fact and confirmed that “Dangal” will not be releasing in Pakistan and also said, “any news reports to the contrary are false.”

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“Dangal”, which is all set to release on December 23 in India. It is based on the life of ace wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters Geeta and Babita Phogat which is directed by Nitesh Tiwari.

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Glad Indian Movies Gaining Audience in China, Says Vicky Kaushal

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Actor Vicky  Kaushal is glad that his film “Love Per Square Foot” was showcased at the Beijing International Film Festival 2019, and says it is wonderful to see Indian films gain audiences in China.

“It’s wonderful to see Indian films gain audiences in China. ‘Love Per Square Foot’ is a film that’s close to my heart and with its universal theme of the quest for a roof over the head, I’m delighted to hear that it resonated with viewers at the Beijing Film Festival,” Vicky said in a statement.

“Love Per Square Foot”, India’s Netflix Original film, was screened at the Beijing International Film Festival, which ran from April 13 to April 20.

Produced by Anand Tiwari and Amritpal Bindra under their banner Still and Still Media Collective in collaboration with RSVP, the film was showcased under ‘The Belt and Road’. The film also marked the directorial debut of Tiwari. It also features Angira Dhar.

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“Love Per Square Foot” is a light-hearted take on the millennial aspirations of two individuals who come together to fulfil their dream of owning a home in the city of Mumbai.

Tiwari, Co-Founder of Still and Still Media Collective, said: “With ‘Love Per Square Foot’, we created a film that was close to reality and we’re extremely excited that it got to reach a large audience base with its release in China at the Beijing International Film Festival. Our film in its entirety, left the audiences in good spirits at the festival.”

To this, Bindra added: “We are thrilled that our film was showcased in China and was represented along with acclaimed Indian films. Our aim with this film was to truly provide a heart-warming and a family entertainer. As content creators, we strongly believe in offering distinct narratives and quality content that should not be restricted to borders.” (IANS)