Teefa in Trouble Sparked Internet in Many as it Screened at Film Festival in China
So far, Ali Zafar is the only Pakistani actor and producer who has been invited to the Silk Road International Film Festival in China, where Teefa in Trouble was screened.
“Pakistan has huge potential and these are very important times for our industry with a long way to go to achieve our full potential. We welcome all dialogue and initiatives to enable us to realize this full potential,” Zafar said at the festival.
While highlighting the success of Teefa in Trouble in many countries like Pakistana and abroad, Zafar said the movie had earned approximately $2.7 million on only 101 screens. He also compared this to Bollywood where films are released on over 4,000 screens and in China movies are released on 50,000 screens.
“Considering Pakistan’s population we have a potential market of 1000-1500 screens which could easily multiply the business to 10/15 times more than its current value or beyond. Hence investment into Pakistan is sure to be lucrative,” Zafar added.
The film star further added that China needs to open more doors for screening Pakistani films in their country. China, which proposes a minimum of three movies to be screened per year, should give Pakistani film students the opportunity to work with Chinese film students in exchange programs and vice versa.
“This will not only help diversify our understanding towards each other’s cultures but also accentuate the artistic expression alongside creating massive commercial prospects. Pakistan has enormous potential and is a beautiful country and the world must get to see it,” Zafar explained.