Jamshed Mahmood Raza says despite border skirmishes, Bollywood films continue to provide a lifeline to Pakistan’s film industry.
Despite border skirmishes, cross-border shelling and gunpowder-laced neighbourly acrimony, Bollywood films continue to provide a lifeline to Pakistan’s film industry, says a leading filmmaker from across the border, Jamshed Mahmood Raza.
“It’s very simple. We are cousins. We share the same language. We share the same songs. We had cinemas, but we were not making films. New cinemas came because of Bollywood. Once the cinemas started to emerge, the filmmakers were ready. We can’t make films if there’s no cinema to show it. Bollywood is still giving CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) to our industry,” Raza told IANS.