Salman Khan plans to visit Pakistan
Salman Khan plans to visit Pakistan in an attempt to convince authorities here that the movie, Ek Tha Tiger”, is not anti-Pakistan.
The actor dropped a hint about the visit after the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) wrote a letter to all satellite TV channels and cable networks last week to warn them that “Ek Tha Tiger”, set for world release on Aug 15, was “reportedly based on the activities of ISI and RAW”.
Pemra has already banned the promo of the film.
Talking to the Times of India, the film’s director Kabir Khan said: “It’s disturbing for Ek Tha Tiger to be perceived as an anti-Pakistan film. But it isn’t surprising.
Look at the cheap jingoistic anti-Pakistan films that have been released over the years.
We can’t really blame them if they perceive Ek Tha Tiger as one such film.” The director intends to accompany Salman, lead actor in the movie, to Pakistan.
In reply to a question about the visit, Kabir Khan said: “Neither Salman nor I have ever visited Pakistan. So why not?
We are willing to do anything that’s required to make Pakistanis believe that our project is not against them.
I don’t think the trailer being banned is a big deal. Once the film releases, the truth will be out.”
By arrangement with the Times of India