Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor congratulated Pakistan for the global success of The Legend of Maula Jatt yesterday.
He also disclosed that he is open to working with Pakistani actors, if given the opportunity.
A viral video of Ranbir Kapoor from the recent Red Sea International Film Festival is making rounds on social media. In the clip, the Brahmastra star is spotted attending a Q & A session with the press.
A reporter asked him if given the ban on Pakistani actors working in India and vice versa, and with Saudi Arabia being a neutral point for both Lollywood and Bollywood celebrities to come together, he would work in a Pakistani project there.
Ranbir Kapoor responded, “Art knows no borders and I definitely would”. In fact, I would like to congratulate Pakistani cinema on the huge success of The Legend of] Maula Jatt”.
Ranbir Kapoor congratulates the cast of Maula Jatt on the huge success as speaks with the media Red Sea Film Festival in Saudi Arabia! #RanbirKapoor #RedSeaIFF22 #MaulaJatt #TheLegendofMaulaJatt pic.twitter.com/wAUOY1tueu
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Bilal Lashari’s Punjabi epic was released internationally on 13 October and has earned huge profits worldwide. It even beat the Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt-starrer, Brahmastra, and is still on a success roll.
Ranbir Kapoor isn’t the only Bollywood star to appreciate The Legend of Maula Jatt; filmmaker Karan Johar was also spotted enjoying the Pakistani film during a screening in Dubai in October.
Written by Bilal Lashari, with dialogues by Nasir Adeeb, The Legend of Maula Jatt features a star-studded cast, including Fawad Khan as the titular hero, Hamza Ali Abbasi as Noori Natt, and Mahira Khan as Mukkho Jatti. The supporting cast includes Mirza Gohar Rasheed, Humaima Malick, Faris Shafi, Ali Azmat, Shafqat Cheema, and Nayyer Ejaz.
It is great to see a Pakistani film being appreciated not just around the world but across the border as well. We do hope Bollywood and Lollywood collaborate once more