Actress Mansha Pasha has complained that Indian filmmakers are thinking of making money by making films based on real stories in Pakistani society and we are also banning fiction.
Mansha Pasha complained in a series of tweets on January 10 that Indians are making films on Lahore's past glories, the 'Hira Mandi', simply because in the country where we live, the real content is far away. Fictional content is also banned. The actress wrote that by banning fictional content, we keep debating what moral imagery should and should not be shown.
...taking up the stories that are native to our country, brand them and sell them to the rest of the world. In the end what will be left will be our stories told from someone elses mouth.— Mansha Pasha (@manshapasha) January 10, 2021
In another tweet, she wrote that because of our weaknesses, other people make money by making films based on real stories about our country and society and selling them all over the world. "In the end, we will hear our own stories from others," she wrote. At the end of the tweet, she also expressed regret over the process.
Although Mansha Pasha tweeted without naming any company or filmmaker, she was referring to recent news about Indian filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who was said to be Lahore's 'Heera Mandi'.
Recently, it was reported that Sanjay Leela Bhansali will be producing a film based on Lahore's 'Hira Mandi' and she has also cast Alia Bhatt for the cast of the said film while Aishwarya Rai, Vidya Balan, Madhuri Talks are underway with actors like Dixit and Deepika Padukone.
Although the reports did not say when Sanjay Leela Bhansali would start work on the film, it is believed that work on the film, which will be made on 'Hira Mandi', will start by the end of this year.