Mumbai, Dec. 18 -- Looks like Aamir Khan's latest movie, Dhoom:3 (D3), will release in Pakistan as the makers of the film have secured the required rights and permissions.
A source close to the production house reveals, "The production house backing D3 has secured a release directly in Pakistan." Since the top Khans - Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir - have a large fan following in Pakistan, the makers thought that it was important for the film to release there.
The source says, "Being a popular franchise in India, it only makes sense for the film to release in Pakistan as well."
Avtar Singh Panesar, vice president, international operations, Yash Raj Films, says, "Pakistan is an important market for us. D3 will release there as planned on its global release date, December 20. The film was cleared without a single cut by the Sindh Censor Board. We wish to extend our gratitude to the authorities for their support to ensure that business for the producers, and local Pakistani distributors and exhibitors, is protected."
Meanwhile, back home, there have been numerous reports suggesting that the makers have hiked ticket prices for the action movie. However, the source says, "Ticket prices for D3 are going to be same as those for Chennai Express. Multiplexes and single screens have declared that the ticket prices will remain consistent to what they had charged this year for all big films." The movie will be distributed by Geo Films in Pakistan.