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Bollywood film ‘Jannat’ to be released in Pakistan May 5, 2008

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Bollywood film ‘Jannat’ starring Emran Hashmi is set to hit the screens in India and Pakistan simultaneously on May 16. The film’s premiere in Pakistan will be held in Lahore on May 13 and the entire cast, including Hashmi are expected to attend the gala event.

Though Hashmi’s films have been huge hit in the country and he has featured in a popular television advertisement, this will be his first visit to Pakistan.

‘Jannat’, which was shot in South Africa, revolves around the life of a bookie who fixes cricket matches and is said to be a take on late Pakistani cricket coach Bob Woolmer’s life.

“It’s a love story primarily, with cricket and match fixing being the wallpaper — a subject both Indian and Pakistani audiences haven’t witnessed on the big screen yet,” said Hashmi, who is eagerly looking forward to his visit to the country. The film, written and directed by Kunal Deshmukh and co-produced by Pakistan’s Suhail Khan and India’s Mahesh Bhatt cost around Rs 150 million. The music of the film was composed by Pritam Chakraborty while Neelesh Misra penned its songs.

Bhatt camps last few films, especially ‘Awarapan’, were big hits in the country.

“The revival of the Pakistani film industry is very much attached to co-productions because if one produces a film with a budget of over Rs 200 million, one does not have the kind of market in Pakistan to (get) one’s money back. Having only 15 to 20 good cinemas in the country is a big problem when it comes to the exhibition of the film,” Khan told Instep magazine.

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