[tps_footer]The mastermind behind Mumbai 26/11 attacks, Hafiz Saeed wants Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Phantom to be banned in Pakistan. His advocate A K Dogar, Hafiz Saeed pleaded in his petition filed in the Lahore High Court that the film has venom against Pakistan and Jamaat-ud-Dawa and contains filthy propaganda against the country. Hafiz Saeed, on whom the US has placed a bounty of USD 10 million, said that he prays to the court to ban the exhibition of Phantom in Pakistan for its anti-Pakistan content.
Finally, the Lahore court has given its judgment of banning the movie Phantom in Pakistan. Pakistan, after its partition for a very long time did not enjoy Indian movies in its theatres; it was Aamir Khan’s movie, Taare Zameen Par which was the fort that found its way onto Pakistani theatres.
Filmmaker Kabir Khan has become one of the most talked about directors after his recent blockbuster hit Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The director who always aims to showcase a different perspective on the issues of the two nations India and Pakistan is yet again ready to surprise the audience with his upcoming film Phantom. In the past, Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger and Saif Ali Khan’s Agent Vinod were banned from being released in the country.
We do not know how much real the controversies regarding the movie and its content are, but we sure hope that it does well in Indian theatres. The action sequences shot by Katrina and Saif are quite hyped; there have been rumors that the scenes were shot with real low power explosives to show reality.
In Phantom, Saif Ali Khan plays the role of Daniyal, the man out on a mission to seek justice for the attacks that took place in Mumbai on 26/11. The film is an adaptation of Hussain Zaidi’s recently released book ‘Mumbai Avengers’. The movie releases on August 28, 2015.