Following in the footsteps of Total Dhamaal, Maddock Films founder Dinesh Vijan announced on Tuesday that Luka Chuppi and Arjun Patiala would not be released in Pakistan, in the wake of Pulwama attack.
The Pulwama terror attack shook the entire nation when it occurred on Thursday. Claiming the lives of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans, the deadly attack perpetrated by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed has deeply saddened and infuriated many in the country, including the Bollywood industry.
Different B-town celebs expressed their grief and mourned the loss in different ways; on social media, by donating to families of the martyred jawans and by calling for a ban on cultural exchange.
On Monday, team Total Dhamaal made a donation of Rs 50 lakh to the aggrieved families and decided to not release the film in Pakistan. Walking on the same footsteps, today, Maddock Films founder Dinesh Vijan took a strong stand in the wake of the cowardly attack.
The filmmaker cancelled the contract with Pakistan distributor and would not be releasing the next two films under its banner – Luka Chuppi and Arjun Patiala in the neighbouring country’s territory.
A complete ban on Pakistani actors and artistes working in the film industry was announced by the All India Cine Workers Association on Monday. This came in a day after the warning to music companies by Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) which asked record labels to drop singers from Pakistan.
Soon after the warning, T-Series unlisted two of its YouTube music videos on which they had collaborated with Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
Luka Chuppi starring Kriti Sanon and Kartik Aaryan will release on March 1, 2019. Arjun Patiala, also starring Kriti Sanon and Diljit Dosanjh, is expected to release in May this year.