Ameya Khopkar, the leader of the Hindu far-right party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS),
has branded Fawad Khan supporters in India as traitors and threatened anyone attempting to release Bilal Lashari’s The Legend of Maula Jatt in India. Times Now reports that Khopkar, a film producer himself, asserted that an Indian distributor is working on the Indian release of Lashari’s masterpiece. Khopkar allegedly said that Khan’s fans were traitors and that they should watch The Legend of Maula Jatt in Pakistan instead of waiting for its release.
Pinkvilla previously stated that the film, which is living up to its name and has enjoyed a legendary worldwide box office run, might open in Indian theaters on December 23.
However, a number of Indian media outlets followed suit and speculated about the film’s release date and availability in Indian theaters. The Express Tribune contacted Ammara Hikmat, the film’s producer, for clarification.
In a private conversation with The Express Tribune, Ammara stated, “We hope that Indian fans get to watch this movie as well.” However, there is currently no such agreement,” she added. The Legend of Maula Jatt continues to outperform Indian titles worldwide in its seventh week of release, earning Rs220 crores ($10 million) worldwide.
Pinkvilla also provided a territorial breakdown of the film’s box office receipts. In total, Pinkvilla estimates that Pakistan’s biggest release has earned Rs87.50 crores ($3.98 million) from Pakistan and Rs132.50 crores ($6 million) from overseas markets. Jawani Phir Nhi Aani 2 was the most successful Pakistani film in the past, earning PKR 73 crores worldwide. That number has already tripled in The Legend of Maula Jatt, and it continues to rise. World News Entertainment