In the wake of Uri terror attacks, Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association of India have decided that they will not screen any films featuring Pakistani artists. The boycott will be applicable to all films that have Pakistani actors, musicians and technicians.
On Friday, the association held their third meeting to decide the fate of the films with Paki artists which are already completed. After a long session, Nitin Dattar, the president of Cinema Owners & Exhibitors Association, announced that they will not be releasing Indian films that feature Pakistani actors.
“It was decided, keeping in mind the patriotic feelings, and the national interest of our country, we the Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association of India, request all our member exhibitors to refrain from screening movies which have involvement of any Pakistani artist, technician, director, music director etc”
“We the Cinema Owners and Association of India, are also in the process of requesting other associations connected with the film industry to support the sentiments in the best interest of our nation.”
Some of the upcoming movies featuring Pakistani actors are Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Dear Zindagi and Raees which have Fawad Khan, Ali Zafar and Mahira Khan.