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29 Nov, 2013

Ram Leela and a new Pakistani love affair with India – Times of India

By Kingshuk Nag

LAHORE, TNN, Nov 28, 2013 : Popular conversation in Lahore’s affluent society these days revolves around whether they have seen Bollywood’s latest release, ‘Ram Leela’, which is running to packed audiences in many cinema halls. This is not the only movie being lapped up by the denizens of Lahore. Though the reviews in the local papers have dubbed the movie as being mediocre, ‘Gori Tere Pyar Mein’ is also drawing audiences. On a Sunday evening show at a multiplex in the city’s posh Gulberg area, the audience breaks into thralls as the hero of the movie, the dhoti clad Imran Khan, runs away from the marriage mandap.

This is not all. Pakistani newspapers carry huge ads of television serials like ‘Kahta Hai Dil Jeele Zara’ and ‘Afsar Bitiya’ that you thought were accessible only in India. But in Lahore you can switch on the TV and see the machinations in the house of Big Boss and more.

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