Action-comedy film, "Chennai Express" is not only giving tough competition in India but also in Pakistan. Due to the screening of Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer on Eid, the release of two Pakistani films have been delayed.
According to media reports, the makers of "Main Hoon Shahid Afridi" (MHSA) and "Waar" have postponed the release of their films following clash with "Chennai Express" at Pakistan box office.
Vasay Chaudhry, writer of "MSHA", has confirmed to The Express Tribune that the most-anticipated Pakistani film of this year is delayed due to competition from SRK starrer.
"Whether you like it or not, we are not ready or willing to compete with a big budget Shahrukh Khan film," Chaudhry told the newspaper.
"I am surprised that no one from Lollywood or the Film Producer's Association has said anything about this issue - especially Mr Syed Noor, who is the biggest advocate of banning Indian films in Pakistan and often rambles about it on television," he added.
Shah Rukh starrer "Chennai Express" was earlier scheduled for release a week after Eid in Pakistan, but now it will hit the screens on the same day with worldwide release, i.e. on 9 August.
Pakistan film distributors and producers had earlier decided not to bring any Bollywood film on Eid but the ban was later overruled, paving the way for Rohit Shetty re release his directorial venture on the scheduled date.