As expected, the Lahore High Court banned upcoming Bollywood flick Phantom from releasing in Pakistan. Saif Ali Khan gave his reaction to the movie being banned in Pakistan.
Phantom, the upcoming Bollywood flick starring Katrina Kaif and Saif Ali Khan, has earned the ire of Pakistanis due to the film’s content. The movie was banned by Lahore High Court two days ago, in response to a petition filed by India’s most wanted man Hafiz Saeed. Saeed, who is the chief of Jamaat-ud-Da’wah.
Saeed had earlier stated that Phantom was an anti-Pakistan film and such Bollywood movies were part of a propaganda by the Indians against Pakistan. In the movie, Saif Ali Khan plays an ex-army man, who is on a mission to take out terrorists in Pakistan. Katrina Kaif also stars in the movie, which is directed by Bajrangi Bhaijaan director Kabir Khan.
Reacting to the movie being banned in Pakistan, this is what Saif Ali Khan said:
“Unfortunately, certain films that they (Pakistan) will make, we (India) will ban, and certain films that we make, they will ban. If you don’t want to get banned, you have to make other films like Race… which is fair enough because certain political issues are very sensitive between the two countries,” said Saif Ali Khan.