The Phantom director was on his way to Lahore from Karachi when he was confronted by a group of furious protesters, several of them wielding shoes. They also threw several anti-India, pro-Pakistan and 'Shame Shame' slogans at the director.
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The director was in Karachi to attend a marketing seminar, MARCON 2016, Kabir maintained his cool and proceeded towards the departure lounge in the airport without much ado, during the chaos.
Kabir Khan had two releases in 2015, Bajrangi Bhaijaan with Salman Khan and Phantom with Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif. Of the two, Phantom was met with a ban in Pakistan for its anti-Pakistan content.
According to the Dawn newspaper, a protester asked the Phantom director "You people send Jadhav and kill hundreds here, why don't you make a movie about it,"
The protester was referring to the Indian ex-naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, supposedly a 'spy' that India had sent to Pakistan.
In the movie Phantom, Saif Ali Khan's character Daniyal Khan goes to Pakistan and kills four of the main perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Among the killed included a fictional version of the Jama'at-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed.
Later, Phantom was banned in Pakistan after Hafiz Saeed moved to court against the film.
The hashtag '#GetOutKabirKhan' has also been doing the rounds on Twitter.
Last Updated 27, Jun 2019, 2:39 PM IST