‘Cinemas aren’t your TV channels where you can play politics,’ Humaima Malick, others speak against banning Dr. Strange

Zahid Ahmed, Humaima Malick. Mansha Pasha

This Eid-Ul-Fitr was big for Pakistan’s film industry as five big movies aired. These films cast the biggest names in the country’s industry and people were excited about the releases. However, after the release of Dr. Strange on 6th May, there was a significant impact on the local films.

This negative effect has clearly upset many filmmakers and actors. Prominent names like Arsalan Naseer, Farhan Saeed, Adnan Siddiqui, Dananeer Mobeen, and more spoke up about it. They expressed their disappointment over Dr. Strange’s tickets being sold and the local movies still struggling.

On the other hand, actors like Mansha Pasha, Zahid Ahmed, and Humaima Malick called out the industry. According to them, filmmakers need to make ‘good content.’

In an IG story, Zahid wrote that a good movie would automatically pull the audience no matter what foreign movie is being released. ‘Let’s focus on improving our quality. We made considerable improvements already.’ he added.

'Cinemas aren't your TV channels where you can play politics,' Humaima Malick, others speak against banning Dr. Strange

Humaima also addressed the industry. She wrote, ‘Dear industry, cinemas are not private TV channels where you can play monopoly, politics and give favors to your favorite ones.’

‘First, you banned Indian content, now you are banning Hollywood movies. Let’s now play among ourselves just like our award shows,’ she added.

She then took a dig at the award shows pointing out how individual channels only award all of their own dramas.

'Cinemas aren't your TV channels where you can play politics,' Humaima Malick, others speak against banning Dr. Strange

Malick further asked the film industry to be competitive. ‘Be competitive and do the healthy competition,’ she wrote.

'Cinemas aren't your TV channels where you can play politics,' Humaima Malick, others speak against banning Dr. Strange

Mansha Pasha also spoke up on the issue. According to her, asking the audience to support local movies at rs 900 per ticket is not ‘fair.’

Mansha stated that nascent industries have always asked for governmental help in order to come into their own. ‘Unfortunately, local movies with Twitter-approved good content are banned,’ she added.

'Cinemas aren't your TV channels where you can play politics,' Humaima Malick, others speak against banning Dr. Strange

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