Eros set to release Bol on 31 August

Mumbai/New Delhi: The Pakistani film ‘Bol‘ by Shoaib Mansoor under the banner Geo Films, which has already broken the records set by ‘My Name is Khan’ following its release in Pakistan on 24 June, is slated to release in India by Eros International on 31 August to coincide with the festival of Id-ul-Fitr marking the end of the month of Ramadan.

The film is based on an original story Mansoor, who had earlier made history by succeeding at the Indian box office with his film ‘Khuda Ke Liye’ which had also starred Naseeruddin Shah in an important role.

The film is also being released worldwide in countries where Urdu-speaking people live.

The exercise was spearheaded by Krishika Lulla, known to be a supporter of woman- oriented socially relevant causes.

"This is a fabulous film that deals with gender issues in Pakistan, questioning the reasoning behind considering the birth of a female child as a bane," said Lulla in a statement.

"The film will touch hearts regardless of geographical borders. Those in India who have seen the film have all shared the same reaction. If Mansoor‘s Khuda Ke Liye caused goose bumps, Bol will send a shiver down your spine," she added.

The film is about the status of women in a society headed by orthodox males, and also deals with the issue of families ill-treating the girl child on failing to get male children.

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