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Bollywood ban to deal a severe blow to Pak's film exhibition industry

Experts in the business also reveal that unlike India, the film market in Pakistan is fairly unorganized

Bollywood ban to deal a severe blow to Pak's film exhibition industry
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Urvi Malvania Mumbai
Movies and sports have been caught in the middle whenever tensions at the India-Pakistan border have risen. While the two countries have not played a bilateral series since 2008, India has also boycotted Pakistani actors for the past couple of years. On Wednesday, Pakistan declared a ban on Indian movies being released in the country.

The move, which comes as a consequence to the escalating border tensions between the countries in the aftermath of February 14’s Pulwama attack, is expected to hit the Pakistani film industry, especially the exhibition sector brutally.

“Pakistan has close to 170 viable screens. It’s a

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First Published: Feb 28 2019 | 7:51 PM IST

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