Categories: Arts & CultureThe Dependent

Bollwood ban should’ve extended to all films that did not have me: Javed Sheikh

(Disclaimer: this is a work of fiction. Learn to take a joke; you’ll live longer.)

KARACHI – After featuring prominently in the cast of two of the four Pakistani film releases on Eid — 7 Din Mohabbat In (7DMI) and Wajood, the latter also being directed by him – veteran Javed Sheikh has lashed out at the Pakistani film industry, filmmakers, and filmgoers for not doing enough for his film.

Talking exclusively to The Dependent, Sheikh began with telling off the film industry, which the veteran actor felt is making the wrong product.

“I don’t think our film industry should be making any films – especially not any that don’t feature me,” he said. “What it also should not be making are excuses – unless of course they are made by me.”

Javed Sheikh maintained that everyone associated with the local film industry owed to him personally to watch films that he was involved in.

“Most of all the filmgoers, they should be able to tell which film has Javed Sheikh and which one does not,” he said.

Speaking of the ban on Bollyood films at the time of Eid, Sheikh said the move wasn’t insufficient and didn’t cater to all the challenges that were posed.

“Bollwood ban should’ve extended to all films that did not have me,” he said.

The Dependent

The above piece is a work of satire and does not present itself as the truth.

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

India rejects Pakistan’s demand for inspection of dams on Chenab

India has refused to allow Pakistan to inspect the controversial water projects being built on the Chenab River. A private…

15 mins ago

Maisie Williams says Arya Stark ‘ended on the perfect scene’

We already know that Game of Thrones' final season has a "beautiful" ending in store for Tyrion Lannister and it…

26 mins ago

After Allahabad, Hindu hardliners want Muzaffarnagar renamed Laxminagar

Days after the Uttar Pradesh government changed the name of historic Indian city Allahabad to Prayagraj, the Hindu right now…

35 mins ago

Faysal Quraishi to return to the silver screen with ‘Sorry: A Love Story’

Following a three-year hiatus, actor and morning show host, Faysal Quraishi is set to return to the silver screen with…

42 mins ago

Zulfi Bukhari approaches IHC to remove name from ECL

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Zulfiqar Hussain Bukhari, aka Zulfi Bukhari, has submitted…

1 hour ago

Pakistanis react to Ahad and Momina’s ‘Ko Ko Korina’

Coke Studio's Season 11, produced by Ali Hamza and Zohaib Kazi, is not resonating well with fans and audiences with…

1 hour ago