The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has classified ‘Prem Geet 3’ in Hindi as a Nepali film.
Following the Ministry’s decision, the Hindi version of ‘Prem Geet 3’ would be screened with the same privileges as Nepali films. Furthermore, a 15% development tax also isn’t required.
Seventak Pokharel, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Communications and Chairman of the Censor Board, stated that it was agreed to label ‘Prem Geet 3’ as a Nepali film.
“Nepali artists and technicians contributed to the movie, it is not a foreign film because it was produced by a Nepali company. We concluded that it is a Nepali film,” Pokharel explained.
The ministry invited chairman Bhuvan KC for an explanation after the film development board proposed that Hindi Prem Geet 3 be censored as foreign films with 15% additional taxes.
Pokharel, the ministry’s spokesperson, enquired about the censorship controversy and developments with Chairman KC. “After our conversation, he (Bhuvan KC) felt convinced as well,” Pokharel stated, “and the film will now be released accordingly.”
Prem Geet 3 is all set to be released on Friday. It will be released in 1200 screens across the world, out of which it’ll release in 200 screens in Nepal. It’s the home market where nearly 70-80% of tickets have been sold out already for day 1. An opening of Rs. 2 crores is expected from here. Meanwhile, in India, it’ll be released in 500 screens. Due to the hype as well as National Cinema Day celebrations, tickets will be sold for just Rs. 75, 75% of the tickets have been sold out!
Prem Geet 3 stars Pradeep Khadka and Kristina Gurung in leading roles along with Shiva Shrestha, Maotse Gurung, Sunil Thapa and Manish Raut. It is directed by Santosh Sen and the late Chhetan Gurung. Chhetan Gurung also wrote the film along with Mandeep Gautam. Besides Subhash Kale, Santosh Sen, Prashant Kumar Gupta and Sushama Shiromanee are the producers of Prem Geet 3.