Nueplex issues a public clarification for not screening ‘The Legend of Maula Jatt’
The distributor of The Legend of Maula Jatt asking for exhibition terms which are out of industry norms.
The much-awaited film “The Legend of Maula Jatt” hasn’t been released in the metropolis’ busiest cinema, Nueplex. Many celebrities and netizens are also criticising Neuplex for not promoting Pakistani films.
Today, the management of Neuplex cinemas has issued an official statement regarding the issue on their official Twitter handle which read, “As a cornerstone of our film exhibition policy, Nueplex Cinemas has always been at the forefront when it comes to screening Pakistani films. Over the years, a number of box office records have also been set due to the business we have generated for local films”.
The statement revealed the reason behind not screening the movie, “we feel that it is highly unfortunate that the distributor of the title, The Legend of Maula Jatt asking for exhibition terms which are out of industry norms. Such rigid terms cannot be afforded by exhibitors, especially during times of economic instability”.
“We were hoping for a fairer approach in the future, as we are always here to welcome and screen any Pakistani film with open arms”, the statement concluded.
The adrenaline-filled action film The Legend of Maula Jatt release on October 13 worldwide. The star-studded cast of the film includes Fawad Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Mahira Khan, Humaima Malick, Mirza Gohar Rasheed, Faris Shafi, Ali Azmat, Nayyer Ejaz, Shafqat Cheema, Raheela Agha, Zia Khan and Saima Baloch.