After gaining tremendous success in the overseas market, Chal Mera Putt is back with its anticipated sequel. The Punjabi Indian film previously starred 3 Pakistani actors, this time around more Pakistani actors have been taken on-board.
Pakistani actors Zafri Khan and Rubi Anum will also be seen alongside Iftikhar Thakur, Nasir Chinyoti and Akram Udaas who will be reprising their roles.
The film has entered its second spell of shooting and it is almost 70 % completed! While India has banned Pakistani actors from working in Bollywood, not only is India’s Punjab openly collaborating with Pakistan, it is also reaping success.
Chal Mera Putt became the all-time highest Punjabi grosser in the overseas market because overseas Pakistanis also came out to see this film as the cast of the film included 3 Pakistani actors. In contrast, the film did an ordinary business in its domestic market, India.
Since Chal Mera Putt’s outstanding performance is proof that India and Pakistan’s collaboration on Punjabi films is beneficial for both the countries, our government should consider allowing Indian Punjabi films to release in Pakistan.
Pakistan already has congenial relationships with the Sikhs. It is time the Sikh and Pakistani community come together to revive the Punjabi cinema. We should collaborate and co-produce Punjabi films with the Sikh community. This collaboration can create a big market for Punjabi films overseas especially in Canada, Uk and the Usa, just like it did for Chal Mera Putt. Chal Mera Putt 2 is also anticipated to do wonders in the overseas market.