KARACHI: Sridevi has been able to do what Salman Khan couldn’t. While Salman Khan’s Tubelight did not see the light of the day on the silver screens in Pakistan, Sridevi’s MOM, which opens this week, gets the highest possible release within the country. The film showcases on a phenomenal number of 5 screens in the major cities of Pakistan.
Sridevi’s formidable fan-following is most definitely a plus for the movie, but along with the presence of two remarkable Pakistani actors, Adnan Siddiqui (who essays the role of Sridevi’s husband) and Sajal Ali (who plays her daughter), the movie’s star presence and quality definitely turns up a notch and enhances the interest-level in MOM across the border.
“The way Adnan and Sajal have been presented in the movie by Boney Kapoor is extremely gratifying to us,“ says a source from the Pakistani film industry.
Earlier, Fawad Khan was also effectively paved in by Karan Johar on his way to stardom in the film Kapoor and Sons.
The previous Bollywood blockbuster Tubelight missed its release date within Pakistan as it clashed with the home-produced biggies who wanted to revive the spirit of desi cinema within the country in the days of Eid.