| GEO World|
| Souring relation makes ‘Rab ne bana…’ skip Pakistan release|
| Updated at: 0128 PST, Sunday, December 07, 2008|
MUMBAI: Shah Rukh Khan starrier ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ is going to skip being released in Pakistan owing to soured relation with the neighbouring country post Mumbai terror attacks. The Indian Film Industry, known for its propagation of cultural exchange and friendly ties, has also suffered and the result is evident in the latest cancellation of the release venue.
The movie boasts of Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma, Khan’s debutant co-star. Shah Rukh is the most popular Indian star in Pakistan, but the recent unfortunate developments have overpowered even this strong incentive. Director Aditya Chopra and Shah Rukh himself have reached a decision on this to avoid hurting the sentiments of Indians.
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi will not hit the theatres in Pakistan on December 12 the day it releases in India and may not release ever across the border. A source in Yash Raj Films told media that they are looking at all the possibilities.
The source added that since the government is planning to scrap all bilateral ties with Pakistan, releasing a movie there would make no sense.