Pakistani film producer Syed Noor blames India for the failure of his film Chain Aye Na.
In a press conference held on August 18, Noor expressed his gripes to the media saying that the people and the journalists urged him to make a film in Karachi and so he made one.
“I spent seven months making a film in Karachi and have resolved to make all my upcoming films in Karachi. I knew the bloggers don’t write positive reviews or else when its about money. But I ignored them but I didn’t know the power of bloggers,” he said. “My film is a simple love story. And they turned it into a film against women, all because of a slap. I must tell you that it was a slap of love, as all lovers do fight.”
Trying hard to get his film positive reviews, he justified it as:
“They must understand that we bring a huge investment into this industry. And these negative reviews affect their output, which will discourage investors from returning again. I am not against bloggers. I am just strongly urging that they hold off reviews for at least a week and let the public decide”
However, the major climax his press conference turned was when he blamed it all on India. Syed Noor called the failure of his film a conspiracy of India. According to him, India does not want Pakistan’s entertainment industry to thrive.
“I don’t know why they do this. I think it’s an Indian agenda to hurt the Pakistani film industry. Our cinema is just once again growing and they don’t want to see this happen”
Syed Noor Trolled By Pakistani Bloggers
Syed Noor did not pay much attention to the online Bloggers for the advertisement of his film. Pakistani bloggers trolled him and his film down badly. Which is why he took it to a defensive level and said:
“You journalists are seniors and have been here for a longer time. Bloggers are a recent creation. Educate them. They are hurting the industry. Don’t provide a platform to such people. It’s only here that my film is suffering. Otherwise, Chain Aye Na is a box office success in the US and Canada,” he added. Further, he said he wouldn’t respond to hatred with hate. “I have collected all the stones that hit me and my film. And as they say, the foundation laid with stones is much stronger.”