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Pakistan most exciting country to visit: SS Rajamouli

The filmmaker's Baahubali: The Conclusion is selected to screen at the Pakistan International Film Festival in Karachi. 

Keyur Seta

Filmmaker SS Rajamouli is delighted to see his worldwide blockbuster Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017) selected to screen at the Pakistan International Film Festival (PIFF) in Karachi, which kicks off from tomorrow, 29 March 2018.

In fact, Rajamouli went onto say that Pakistan has been the most exciting country he has visited for the celebrated film. “Baahubali has given me opportunities to travel to a number of countries... The most exciting of them all is now, Pakistan. Thank you Pakistan international film festival, Karachi for the invite,” the filmmaker said in a tweet.

The relations between India and Pakistan soured after the Uri attack of 2016. The event has specifically affected film affiliations between both the countries as Pakistani stars were banned from working on Indian productions.

In fact, Indian film personalities are even refraining from uttering words of praise for Pakistan or Pakistani artists fearing backslash from political outfits and groups. Rajamouli’s very public praise for Pakistan comes as a surprise.

Other Indian films to be showcased at the festival include, Sairat (2016), Dear Zindagi (2016), Kuch Bheegay Alfaaz (2018), Ankhon Dekhi (2014), Hindi Medium (2016), Nil Battey Sannata (2016) and Kadvi Hawa (2017).