Humaima Malik, Zahid Ahmed, and Noor Bukhari, all Pakistani actors, agree that instead of complaining over the release of a foreign film in Pakistan, the industry should work on increasing the quality of local films.
Doctor Strange was launched in theatres just when Pakistani films were doing well over Eid after nearly two years of absence, igniting a heated debate.
Since then, a number of celebrities have spoken out against the issue, claiming that the Hollywood film is weakening our local material.
On her Instagram story, Malick expressed her opinion, saying that theatres are not private TV stations where directors can play monopoly, politics, and favour just their favourite films.
“Come on film industry, be competitive and do healthy competition or every TV channel and producer should buy their own cinemas,” she said, urging the sector to be competitive.
The Ghabrana Nahi Hai actress believes that a good film, regardless of what is released in theatres, has the capacity to draw in its audience.
stated Ahmed “Let’s concentrate on raising our quality. “We’ve already made significant progress,” the 37-year-old actress remarked. “Let’s not be put off by weird doctors.”
“It’s hilarious to see everyone uploading and whining about foreign movies being released and fans being divided,” former actor Noor Bukhari commented on the photo-sharing app.
She went on to say that the audiences for English and Pakistani films are completely different, and that “if your movies aren’t doing well, don’t blame Hollywood; produce better pictures next time.”