‘Khuda Gawah’ ran housefull for 10 weeks in Kabul, Afghanistan has a special attachment to Bollywood

After the departure of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, there’s an environment of chaos. Afghanistan’s civilian authorities has virtually collapsed and the Taliban have as soon as once more taken management of most elements, together with the capital, Kabul. After the arrival of the Taliban, Afghanistan can as soon as once more attain the tribal section. Even although the state of affairs in Afghanistan has been very unhealthy for the final 30-40 years, however there was a time when Afghanistan was an open society in phrases of artwork, literature, vogue, music and cinema. Indian movies used to be very talked-about in Afghanistan then.

Hema Malini performed an Afghan lady in ‘Dharmatma’

Hema Malini played the character of Reshma

Hema Malini performed the character of Reshma


Talking about movies shot in Afghanistan, Feroz Khan’s movie ‘Dharmatma’ will certainly be remembered. In this movie, Hema Malini performed the position of Reshma, an Afghan lady. Reshma falls in love with Ranbir, the character of Firoz Khan, a Hindustani boy. Hema Malini grew to become very talked-about in Afghanistan after taking part in the position of an Afghan lady in this movie. Even in the present day the folks of that point know Hema Malini very properly. Major parts of the movie have been shot in Afghanistan itself.

‘Khuda Witness’ ran for 10 weeks in Kabul

Amitabh Bachchan became Afghan Badshah Khan(*10*)

Amitabh Bachchan grew to become Afghan Badshah Khan

A big a part of Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s 1992 movie ‘Khuda Gawah’ was additionally shot in Afghanistan. In the movie, Amitabh’s character Badshah Khan, Sridevi’s Benazir and Danny’s position have been proven as Khuda Baksh Afghani. Most of the taking pictures of this movie was completed in the Afghan cities of Mazar-e-Sharif, Kandahar, Kabul and their surrounding areas. This movie made Amitabh Bachchan and Sridevi extra in style in Afghanistan. Even in the present day, most individuals of Afghanistan acknowledge Amitabh Bachchan. The reputation of this movie in Afghanistan will be gauged from the truth that ‘Khuda Gawah’ ran housefull for 10 weeks in the cinema halls of Kabul.

When Afghan President Najibullah welcomed Amitabh

Amitabh received a warm welcome in Afghanistan

Amitabh obtained a heat welcome in Afghanistan

Najibullah Ahmedzai grew to become the President of Afghanistan in 1987 after the withdrawal of Soviet forces. Najibullah was very keen on Bollywood movies. He himself had known as Amitabh Bachchan and had stayed in the state visitor home like a VVIP. There Amitabh Bachchan had discovered love with an open coronary heart. Amitabh as soon as instructed how he and Danny have been welcomed there by carrying them on their shoulders. Najibullah’s authorities fell in 1992 after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Later civil battle broke out in Afghanistan and in 1996, Najibullah was publicly hanged by the Taliban. Then a unhealthy section in Afghanistan had begun.

The final movie shot in Afghanistan was ‘Kabul Express’

Kabul Express was shot in Afghanistan

Kabul Express was shot in Afghanistan

After the tip of Taliban rule from Afghanistan, director Kabir Khan made the movie ‘Kabul Express’. John Abraham and Arshad Warsi performed the position of Indian journalists in this movie whereas Pakistani actor Salman Shahid performed the position of an Afghan Taliban. The movie was shot in Kabul’s Green Palace, Bala Hisar Fort, Darul Aman Palace and Panjshir Valley. After this movie no movie was shot in Afghanistan.

Posters of ‘Tulsi’ and ‘Parvati’ have been offered in the markets of Afghanistan

Indian serials were very popular in Afghanistan

Indian serials have been very talked-about in Afghanistan

Over time, after Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Hema Malini and Sridevi, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan additionally grew to become fairly in style in Afghanistan. Then by means of piracy from Pakistan, CDs of Bollywood movies have been offered in Afghanistan. Even in the present day, most individuals in Afghanistan have realized Hindi solely by watching Bollywood motion pictures. Not solely Indian movies but additionally TV serials have been in style in Afghanistan. After the tip of Taliban rule, Ekta Kapoor’s TV serials ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ and ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki’ grew to become fairly in style right here. Their reputation will be gauged from the truth that in the markets of Afghanistan, the posters of Smriti Irani and Sakshi Tanwar’s characters Tulsi and Parvati used to promote a lot in the markets.

Afghans’ love for Bollywood won’t diminish
After the Taliban got here to energy, watching motion pictures was utterly banned. However, the love for Bollywood remained alive in the hearts of the folks of Afghanistan. After America’s assault on the Taliban 20 years in the past, there was as soon as once more an open environment in Afghanistan, after which individuals as soon as once more began getting attracted in direction of Bollywood movies. With the return of Taliban rule, the outdated state of affairs might return as soon as once more because the tribal authorities can as soon as once more impose restrictions on the folks. But regardless of what number of restrictions are imposed, it should most likely be tough to cut back the love of the Afghan folks for Bollywood.

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