All Indian films were banned in Pakistan during the Indo-Pak war in 1965. But on April 28, 2006 the flick Taj Mahal - An Eternal Love Story directed by Akbar Khan will be released in Pakistan.
The film is distributed there by Evergreen Distributors of Pakistan. The entire cast and crew will be flown down to Pakistan for the screening in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.
The director has extended a special invitation to President Pervez Musharraf and his wife to grace the premiere show in Islamabad.
The film stars Zulfi Sayed as Shah Jahan and Sonia Jehan as Mumtaz Mahal. Sonia is the granddaughter of famous playback singer Noor Jehan.
It has been reported that the common history of the two countries has been the reason for the release of this film. The grave of Jehangir is in Lahore and that of Shah Jahan is in Agra. Khan will also try to re-release the film in India after the Pakistan tour.