“It’s a milestone and a proud moment"
Karan Johar praised The Legend Of Maula Jatt after watching it in a Dubai cinema.
On the celebrity talk show Super Over, Pakistani actor Gohar Rasheed claimed that the Bollywood filmmaker enjoyed the film.
Afterwards, he called the film’s director, Bilal Lashari, to compliment his work.
According to Gohar Rasheed, it’s a significant event for the entire cast.
He viewed it as a turning point and a source of national pride.
Rasheed said: “It’s a milestone and a proud moment for the whole nation, that a movie, that in some way, is a cultural representation of Pakistan and praised by one of the most reputed names of our neighbouring state.”
He continued by saying that Lashari’s efforts had paid off.
Bilal Lasahri has not yet made any public comments on the matter.
Despite Rasheed’s claims, some are sceptical as to why Karan Johar watched the film.
The fact that Pakistani actor Fawad Khan starred in Karan Johar’s last directorial Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which was released in 2016, has caught the attention of fans.
A YouTube comment from the Gohar Rasheed interview claimed:
“Everyone knows Karan Johar watched the film because of Fawad Khan.”
Others assume that Karan Johar may use this opportunity to break into Pakistani films.
One user said: “As Bollywood is failing due to south movies Karan Johar planning to make Pakistani movies.”
Some viewers were elated by the accolades received by a Pakistani production.
A YouTube comment read: “This is really a proud moment for the Pakistans film industry that a renowned director/producer from India calls Bilal Lashari to appreciate his work, credit goes to both….
“We should appreciate someone who has given Bollywood blockbuster movies, approaching and appreciating a new director’s hard work.”
“Proud moment for the nation is Karan Johar praising their film.”
The lead actors in The Legend of Maula Jatt are Hamza Ali Abbasi, Mahira Khan, Fawad Khan and Humaima Malik.
The Legend of Maula Jatt is the first film from Pakistan to perform well in sales across the world – sales have apparently come close to Rs. 200 crores.
The film is an adaptation of the 1979 cult classic, Maula Jat.
It follows Maula Jatt, a fierce prizefighter with a tortured past who seeks vengeance against his arch nemesis Noori Natt, the most feared warrior in the land of Punjab.
Loyalties are challenged and families are torn apart in an epic tale of truth, honour and justice.