Bollywood has a huge market in the neighbouring country Pakistan and the Bollywood stars have millions of fans there. The Pakistan Government is well aware of this fact, and taking this opportunity, it has decided to increase the entertainment tax on Indian films from 30% to a huge 65%.
Moreover, the Government of Pakistan has banned the release of any Indian films during the festival season of Eid. The much-hyped film Dabangg starring Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha has been released across the world but it could not be released in Pakistan due to this ban. Salman Khan a huge fan following in that country and the movie could have done a huge business at this time.
In fact, Pakistan has banned airing all Indian shows on their channels. This news is a bit surprising because the Prime Minister of Pakistan claims to be a huge fan of Indian movies and had expressed his wish to improve relations between the two neighbouring countries through cinema.
This double standard attitude of the government towards Indian films and peace process not only affects India"s film business but also keeps their own people away from their favourite movies and stars.
This ban will only increase the illegal ways of watching the movies and will motivate pirated movie business in both the countries!