Director Kabir Khan, renowned for superhits like ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan and ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, had to face the wrath of shoe wielding protesters at the Karachi International airport in Pakistan today.
As soon as the filmmaker entered the airport, a group of men encircled him and blocked his entrance. They started criticising him for allegedly making anti-Pakistan films and also dared the 45-year-old director to make a film on Muslims that are killed in India. He was heckled and also threatened with a shoe for portraying Pakistan as a ‘terrorist nation’ in his films.
It seemed that the protestors were hinting at Kabir’s film, ‘Phantom’ which allegedly showed Pakistan in a poor light. The flick is based on tragic November 26 Mumbai attacks at the Taj Hotel that killed at least 166 people. The movie came under fierce criticism due to its anti-Pakistan content and was banned by Lahore High Court on Jamat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed’s petition.
While Kabir maintained his cool and proceeded towards the departure lounge without reacting, no security personnel or police officials were present there to stop the protesters from hounding Kabir, despite the fact that the incident happened at an international airport.
Khan was in the neighbouring country to speak at the Marketing Association of Pakistan’s annual marketing conference, MARCON.
In response to the entire incident, Kabir Khan tweeted-
To media on both sides: 12 screaming lunatics with a mobile phone camera is not news. Please don’t give them the attention they want. Ignore
— Kabir Khan (@kabirkhankk) April 27, 2016
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WATCH: Indian director Kabir Khan heckled,threatened with a shoe at Karachi airport for making ‘anti-Pakistan’ filmshttps://t.co/AEtnsiaTRf
— ANI (@ANI_news) April 27, 2016