Ek Tha Tiger banned in Pakistan

Director Kabir Khan appears to be in a sad mood. No, it’s not that ‘Ek tha tiger’ is not doing well. It is a blockbuster. Apparently the film has been banned in Pakistan, which has made him gloomy. He said, “It is sad a film that promotes peace and friendship between countries has fallen victim to politics.” When asked if the ban might have ruined the chances of the films earnings. He clarified on that by saying, "It is not about the money loss but a film with good intention failed to release in Pakistan though places like Dubai and London which has a mixed population of Indians and Pakistanis have reacted positively to the film." 

Earlier speaking to a leading Indian daily, Pakistani distributer Atif Rashid said, “I was just told the film cannot be released in Pakistan and there will be further discussion on it.” The film was to be released with 35 prints by IMGC Global Entertainment. On 7th august it was said that the film might receive a NOC from the censor board. IMGC’s distributor Amjad Rasheed was quite hopeful about it and had said, “They have asked for the print by August 12. On August 13, the final content will be watched and a decision taken. But hopefully, Eid tak Pakistan ke theatres mein film lag jaayegi (On Eid, the film would hopefully release in Pakistan).”

“Breaking News: No release for ‘EkThaTiger’ in Pakistan.” is what trade analyst Taran Adarsh had tweeted. Meanwhile ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ box office returns have touched a new all time high. Its first day collections have been over 30 crores. It has beaten SRK’s ‘Ra.One’ and Hrithik’s ‘Agneepath’ in that. As again Taran Adarsh had tweeted, "To state that ‘EkThaTiger’ has created history would be wrong. Wed figures are BEYOND HISTORIC." In its opening day ‘Ra.One’ had amassed 25 crores while ‘Agneepath’ had done a business of 23 crores on the opening day.

Overseas too the movie is doing wonders. Adarsh Tweeted, "#EkThaTiger storms overseas markets. Starts with a BANG... UK Wed £ 96,663 ... Australia Wed A$ 72,617. Mind-blowing figures!" . he further added , "#EkThaTiger in CI circuit, #Bodyguard, till now, was the biggest opener [91.50 lacs]. #EkThaTiger collects 1.38 cr, thus creating History."

It is said that this is one of the movies where Salman has truly come out as an actor. It is much dissociated from the rugged comedy and crass jokes in which he indulges himself. Katrina too has been a revelation in the movie.