Ban In Pakistan Cost Bollywood Millions Of Dollars. Here’s How Much
According to a report, Bollywood saw a huge reduction of 30% in its overseas earnings, mainly due to the ban in Pakistan.
Following the tension on the border with India, the Pakistani government decided to ban the release of Bollywood films across the country.
The ban was announced in August last year when the Indian government decided to revoke the special status given to Kashmir under Article-370. Ever since then, no Bollywood film has been screened in Pakistan.
The ban has proved to be very beneficial for the Pakistani film industry with the recent films getting past the Rs 20 crore mark at the box office. Two Pakistani films, Superstar and Parey Hut Love, managed to earn Rs 30 crore, making them one of the highest-earning films at the box office.
As we all know, Bollywood enjoys a huge fan following in Pakistan. Pakistani fans have contributed billions of rupees to the total earnings of different Bollywood films over the years.
Films such as Sanju and Simmba managed to garner $ 3 million and $ 1.7 million respectively in Pakistan. According to a report, Bollywood saw a huge reduction of 30% in its overseas earnings, mainly due to the ban in Pakistan.
Last year’s Bollywood superhit films, Kabir Singh and War, had the potential to earn nearly $ 2 million in Pakistan. Similarly, other Bollywood flicks including Good Newwz, Total Dhamaal, Housefull 4, Chhichore and Badla also lost potential of nearly $ 2 million earnings at the Pakistani box office.
Looking at all these numbers, it is safe to say that Bollywood lost approximately $18-20 million due to the ban in Pakistan.
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