Fans of Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan on the other side of the border are disheartened as The Legend of Maula Jatt has been cancelled for release in India. According to Hindustan Times, the magnum work of Bilal Lashari won’t be released in India. The release of the Pakistani movie has reportedly been put on indefinite hold, according to earlier reports.
“We have been informed by the distributors that the release of the film has been postponed. We were told this two-three days ago. No further date has been shared with us,” a PTI report quoted an INOX official as saying.
The official added, “Zee Studios had acquired the rights of The Legend of Maula Jatt as they were expecting the film to do well. But because of the resistance from certain sections, the decision was made to not release the movie.”
Ameya Khopkar, the leader of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and head of their cinema branch, tweeted about the postponement of The Legend of Maula Jatt’s release and added, “Impact Of Raj Thackeray’s Warning! The Pakistani movie “The Legend of Maula Jatt” has now been entirely cancelled following the MNS warning. This movie will no longer be released everywhere in the nation, not only in the state.
He added, “Again, if anyone has feelings of love for Pakistani artists, then this one warning is enough for them. Heartfelt congratulations to all my colleagues for this victory of the MNS movement.”
Bollywood Hungama had previously stated that the release had been postponed indefinitely. According to a source familiar with the situation, “Zee Studios had previously received approval from the Central Board of Film Certification for The Legend Of Maula Jatt. However, the CBFC recalled the movie on Monday.