“The Pakistani film industry has been this."
Vasay Chaudhry has spoken about the similarities between Indian and Pakistani cinema and shared his feelings about bloggers being invited to movie premieres.
He highlighted the connection between both industries and said they both hailed from a united time in 1947.
Vasay shared that the comparisons between Bollywood and Lollywood should come to an end and it should be recognised that there are similarities between the both.
He said: “The Pakistani film industry has been this. We were India’s extension in 1947 right? There was a joint India from which Pakistan emerged.
“The people were the same. That style can be seen in the 1948 film Teri Yaad which was Pakistan’s first film.
“Now there was a discontinuation from 2005/2006 onwards for a few years so people thought that this was solely the Indian style, but no.
“This is also the style of Pakistani films. When Waheed Murad or Nadeem Baig sang songs on mountains or around trees, they weren’t copying Indians, that was also our style.
“The songs Mehdi Hassan and Madam Noor Jehan have sung, the same which everyone sings with great fervour, what was that?
“This was our culture. This is our culture.
“It was a very stupid thing to say that the Indian style was copied.”
Vasay went on to say that he was not in favour of item songs and believed that they should not be shown.
He admitted that he felt there was no reason for a kiss to be added into scenes either and that kissing had been sensationalised in cinema.
Vasay questioned why bloggers were invited to movie premieres, insinuating it was a free night out for them.
Vasay stated there was no connection between bloggers and the film industry and that social media influencers should not be relied on to give honest reviews about upcoming movies.
Vasay Chaudhry is a well-known actor, host, director and producer and is most known for his role as Bobby D in the drama serial Annie Ki Ayegi Baraat.
He broke records with his film Jawani Phir Nahi Aani which became the biggest opener for any Pakistani film to that date.
Vasay Chaudhry has won many awards such as Best Supporting Actor, Best Dialogue Writer, Best Screenplay Writer and Best Story.