The makers of the most-awaited Pakistani movie “Main Hoon Shahid Afridi (MHSA)” have decided to postpone its release. The movie was set to be launched this Eid-ul-Fitr.
The major reasons for this delay is that Humayun Saeed is out of country and according to Vasay Chaudhary, the movie’s writer, during the fine-tuning of the movie, the film editor Azam Khan passed away.
Vasay Chaudhary commented on this unfortunate happening:
“It was really sad for everyone. To troubleshoot, we had to rush abroad to continue the post-production process but unfortunately, we wouldn’t have received the final prints on time,”
This is not the only reason for delay. Chaudhary further said that Bollywood movie Chennai Express is also going to be released this Eid, so being afraid of this stiff competition, the makers postponed MHSA’s release. He said:
“Whether you like it or not, we are not ready or willing to compete with a big budget Shahrukh Khan film.”
The writer, while talking to Express Tribune seemed very disappointed with the government’s decision of not banning Indian movies in Pakistan. His comments below show how our government ignore such issues:
“I am surprised that no one from Lollywood or the Film Producer’s Association has said anything about this issue — especially Mr Syed Noor, who is the biggest advocate of banning Indian films in Pakistan and often rambles about it on television,”.
So, this Eid neither Zinda Bhaag nor MHSA are going to release. The remaining two movies Ishq Khuda and Josh will probably screen but the fact of competing with Indian movies, that are going to release this year, seems difficult.