Washington: Just when Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar were all set to clash at the box office with their movies this Eid, Pakistan distributors threw a stunner abandoning their films.

The release of SRK’s Chennai Express and Akshay Kumar’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbai-2’ have been shunned in Pakistan as Pakistani filmmakers want four of their films to get more attention on the festive day.

The four Pakistani movies - ‘Josh’, ‘Ishq Khuda’, ‘Waar’ and , are slated to release on Eid.

SRK-starrer Chennai Express and Akshay Kumar-starrer Once upon a time in Mumbaai-2 are slated to release on August 8 in the country.

It is expected that the release of ‘Chennai Express’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbai 2’ might overshadow the popularity of Pakistani films.

Going by the trade sources, Bollywood films have a huge market in Pakistan and people there love to watch Hindi movies.

In order to protect the interest of Pakistani film fraternity, the release of the two films is being stopped for the time being.

According to trade sources, if these films are not released in Pakistan, it would lead the filmmakers an estimated loss to the tune of Rs 20 crore.

A leading distributor Abdul Rashid said, "Yes, we are not releasing ‘Chennai Express’ and ‘Once Upon A Time in Mumbai 2’ in Pakistan. Our government wants to protect the interests of the Pakistan’s film fraternity.”


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