Just a day after Ajay Devgn announced that he will not be releasing his upcoming comedy-drama, Total Dhamaal in Pakistan, Dinesh Vijan's production house, Maddock Films have also announced the same by calling off their contract with Pakistani distributors for two of their upcoming films- Luka Chuppi, Arjun Patiala. Apart from the two mentioned movies, there are also reports that Made in China will not be releasing in the said region.
In light of the current situation the team of Total Dhamaal has decided to not release the film in Pakistan.— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) February 18, 2019
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to announce the cancellation of the contract with Pakistan distributors, his tweet reads, ‘’ Producer Dinesh Vijan [Maddock Films] cancels contract with #Pakistan distributor... Won't release #LukaChuppi and #ArjunPatiala in #Pakistan.
The news came about the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) on Sunday announced that filmmakers will not be allowed to release their films in Pakistan in addition to All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) announcing the same.
"We are officially announcing a total ban on Pakistani actors and artistes working in (our) film industry. Still if any organisation insists on working with Pakistani artistes, (it) will be banned by AICWA and a strong action will be taken against them. Nation comes first, we stand with our nation," General Secretary Ronak Suresh Jain told IANS.
Following the all-ban on Pakistan artistes, fans are reported to have also issued a boycott threat on Salman Khan’s upcoming movie, Bharat, claiming that will quit the movie if they see the presence of Pakistani artistes in the movie.