Press Trust of India
November 05, 2012 15:34 IST
Akshay Kumar took several questions from the fans during the interaction held in Lahore
Pakistani fans of Bollywood star
Akshay Kumar were in a for a special treat when the actor
spoke to them through a video conference link to promote his
upcoming movie Khiladi 786, which will be released on
The action star took several questions from the fans
during the interaction held in Lahore yesterday. "I have been
working on having the film's premiere in Pakistan, for which I
will try to come here," Akshay said.
Pakistan had become an important market for Indian
movies, he added.
"I am thankful to the Pakistan government for allowing
the screening of Indian films. The basic purpose of holding
this video conference was to expand people-to-people contacts
through the media," he said.
Replying to a question, Akshay said he would love to work
in a co-production with Pakistani filmmakers and actors.
Recalling his visit to Lahore, he said: "Some 10 years
ago, I had gone there. I cannot forget the Lahori food as it
was tasty and delicious."
The video conference also marked the formal launch of the
music of Khiladi 786 as a song from the film was played on
the occasion. Akshay said the music sense in Pakistan was
better than that in India and that Pakistani singers and
musicians were extremely talented.
Most Bollywood stars have huge following in Pakistan,
where pirated copies of the latest Indian films are usually
available before their release in theatres.
Pakistan ended a four-decade ban on the screening of
Indian movies in 2006, a move that many in the film
distribution business say has helped the survival of the
country's cinema halls.