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Shoiab Mansoor developing film on Indo-Pak relations

MUMBAI: Pakistani director Shoiab Mansoor, known for his hard-hitting films like Khuda Ke Liye and Bol, is gearing up to make the third, this time on Indo-Pak relations.


It may be remembered that Mansoor’s earlier two films having dealt with the socio-cultural, religious and political malaise in Pakistan. He was threatened for raising his voice against Islamic fundamentalism in the country.


"I’ve been deeply troubled by the deteriorating relations between the two countries. For too long now, we have been blaming extraneous forces and a third party for the decline in friendship between the two nations. Why can’t we look within ourselves on why the bond across the border has taken such a beating," Mansoor reportedly said.


Giving a brief outline of his upcoming film Mansoor said, "It can’t be a superficial boy-meets-girl across the barbed wire story. Vinema in both countries needs to go deeper to pin down reasons for the rapidly deteriorating India-Pakistan relations."


It is being said that Mansoor has Imran Khan and a new Pakistani actress in mind for the Indo-Pak love story.

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