With Bajrangi Bhaijaan in theatres, a small Pakistani film titled Bin Roye is vying for attention in a first simultaneous world release.
It was pegged as the big Eid clash, with Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees heroine Mahira Khan taking on Salman Khan. Eventually Mahira couldn’t keep her date with India as her Pakistani film Bin Roye wasn’t released, following threats by the Maharashtra NavNirman Sena (MNS). Meanwhile, Salman’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan is writing box-office history, having earned over Rs 100 crore in three days in India. But for Team Bin Roye, this has also been an auspicious Eid-ul-Fitr.
The Pakistani film simultaneously opened in the UAE, UK, US and Canada and till Monday, has grossed $138586 in US/Canada and £165800 in the UK. B4U have released Bin Roye in international markets excluding Pakistan and the Middle-East. Aniket Kawade, Vice-President, B4U, says, “Considering the competition from Bajrangi Bhaijaan, these are great figures. We plan to release Bin Roye in more countries in the coming week.” Kawade assures of an Indian release too. “We will definitely release the film in India. The fresh date would be announced shortly,” he adds.