Unlike many other movies, news is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Irrfan Khan starrer Jazbaa to release in Pakistan in around 50 theatres. This is a bit of a surprise as movies like Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Phantom, and Calendar Girls were not released in the country.
A source informed, “In fact, the release is turning out to be a really planned one in Pakistan.” He also added, “From day one, the makers of Jazbaa (Zee Studios) were clear that Pakistan was a territory they had to explore. It doesn’t have anything to warrant any kind of argument, resistance or protest against it. It is a dramatic thriller and there is no controversial content whatsoever in there that would have been influenced by the political relationship between the two countries. It is a pure and simple business decision for distributors in Pakistan and producers in India. Period.”
A trade observer was quick to point out, “Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has a huge fan following in Pakistan and with Jazbaa bringing her back in action, it was quite rudimentary to have her arrival announced in style. As for Irrfan, he is a global star today. When other countries are accepting him with open arms, there was no reason why Pakistan won’t do the same.”
Jazbaa releases on October 9th 2015 in India.