'Sarbjit' Producer Wants To Limit The Number Of English Movies Released In India

18/05/2016 5:39 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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The trailers and songs for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda-starrer Sarabjit may be getting a lot of media attention, but there's one person who wants more: the film's co-producer Bhushan Kumar.

Speaking at a promotional event, Kumar of T-Series, was of the opinion that the number of foreign films released in India should be limited.

"English movies releasing in India should be confined to a certain number. With X-Men: Apocalypse releasing on the same day we may have a tough competition. But each of these two movies have their own niche audience, so there's not much to worry about," he said, according to The Indian Express.

This year, highly-anticipated Hollywood films like Kung Fu Panda 3, The Jungle Book, Captain America: Civil War and Deadpool, among others, have earned more money than many big-budget Hindi movies. The Jungle Book is this year's highest-grossing movie so far, having pulled in nearly Rs 180 crore, while the biggest success from Bollywood, Airlift, grossed Rs 127.80 crore, according to Koimoi.com.

Sarbjit, which is set to hit the theatres on 20 May, was recently screened at the at the 69th Cannes International Film Festival.

The film is based on the real-life-story of Indian farmer Sarabjit Singh, who strayed into Pakistan. He was convicted of terrorism and spying in Pakistan and sentenced to death. But he died following a brutal attack by fellow prisoners in Lahore jail.

While Hooda plays the titular role, Bachchan portrays the role of his sister, supported by actors Richa Chadha and Darshan Kumaar.

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