In a warm gesture of appreciation, Forum Films, the distributor of Indian films having a footprint in Australia and New Zealand has offered a year of free movie passes to Lovepreet Singh, the Indian taxi driver in Brisbane who refused to charge fare from Pakistani Cricket players earlier last week.
Speaking for Forum Films, Manpreet said, taxi driver Lovepreet’s actions and Pakistani cricket team players’ response has won millions of hearts across the globe and have made headlines too.
“Lovepreet’s actions and the players’ offer to the driver to dine with him has made headlines in across all media houses across the globe and we [Forum Films] take this privilege to offer a year of free movie passes to all Indian films releasing through Forum Films in Australia,” Manpreet Singh told The Indian Weekender.
Taxi Driver Lovepreet Singh
The Pakistani team players, Yasir Shah, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Muhammad Musa and Imran Khan, hailed a cab while looking for a restaurant one night in Brisbane.
Lovepreet recognised the Pakistani players and started talking to him about the game and after dropping them at the restaurant refused to charge fare from him.
When the players (passengers) insisted on taking fare or having dinner with them, Lovepreet agreed to dine with them at the restaurant.
Taxi Driver from Brisbane Lovepreet Singh with the Pakistan Cricket team players at a restaurant last week (Photo: Pakistan Cricket Board)
The team later shared a meal at the restaurant and shared a photo that became viral and widely shared and appreciated by fans throughout the world.
All the Indian films that will release until December 2020, Lovepreet will receive its free passes posted at his home every week, Forum Films confirmed.
“Lovepreet humbly accepted the offer for free movie tickets from Forum Films and thanked them for their gesture,” Manpreet told IWK.