New Delhi: There are many fans of Sridevi not only in India but also in Pakistan. But the former President of Pakistan, General Zia-ul-Haq, had become an enemy of these Diwans of Pakistan. Because he had made it a crime to watch Indian movies under his dictatorial rule. Because of this, whoever was caught watching movies was punished. Due to which people used to put a lot of effort to watch Sridevi’s films.
It was illegal to watch movies in Pakistan
Wusatullah Khan, a former BBC Pakistan correspondent, has written in his report that when he entered Karachi University, he got a room in the university hostel a year later. In which he had pasted two posters of Sridevi and according to him it was a matter of time when watching Indian films in Pakistan was illegal and if caught, there was a punishment of three to six months.
Must have been at least three movies
Vusatullah said that where the boys were supposed to believe, they used to rent VCRs by adding money and used to play six films simultaneously. Out of this, there must have been at least three films of Sridevi. Vusatullah had told that this was the period when all the hit films like Sridevi’s Chandni to Nagina, Aakhri Rasta, Himmatwala, Mr India were being released.
But the boys used to watch their hostels
Vusatullah said that even though watching movies was banned in those days, the boys used to open all the doors and windows in the hall of their hostel and watch movies in full volume, so that the sound could reach the police post outside the hostel.
Wusatullah said that doing so was a way of protest against the dictatorship of General Zia-ul-Haq. Pakistani boys used to think in those days that if Sridevi had not been there, how would they have been able to cut the gloomy dictatorship of General Zia-ul-Haq spread over 10 years.
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