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Saif Ali Khan: We all know terrorists are hiding in Pakistan
The recent ban on Bollywood film 'Phantom' in Pakistan comes as a shocker for our 'chote nawab,' Saif Ali Khan, who is playing a lead role in the film. Recently, Pakistan has banned the film, saying that it is based on post-26/11 attacks and global terrorism, on the basis of a plea filed by the 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Muhammad Saeed. The plea claims that the film contains "filthy propaganda" against their country.

Actually, Saeed had last week filed a plea in a Lahore court through his advocate AK Dogar. The mastermind behind the 26/11 had pleaded that the Saif-starrer film that is scheduled to release on August 28, ensures, "venom against Pakistan and Jamaat-ud-Dawa."

"The film is based on facts and everybody knows what happened during 26/11 and everybody knows who is responsible for the same. We all know that terrorists are hiding in Pakistan, so why shouldn't we accept it? Why should we just make films on fictitious events? We know what the reality is. Is this a secret? Why can't we say this in open? Aren't there people who are dead for Indians but residing in Pakistan. If a wanted terrorist can go to the court of law in any country, I feel it's ridiculous. This is a sign of a really great nation that they entertain complaint by a terrorist," said Saif Ali Khan, as reported in TOI.

Expressing his anger and refuting the claims made by the country, the superstar said, "nobody is interested in bashing Pakistan. We have worked on these subjects earlier and we would like to give realistic point of view. Even if you try and portray things correctly...with Pakistan the thing is that they will even ban it...When I was shooting for Phantom, I knew that Pakistan will ban the film without even watching it. I have made Agent Vinod and Kabir Khan has made Ek Tha Tiger which were banned in Pakistan. So I am not surprised with the ban in Pakistan," the actor added.

The news that the neighboring country Pakistan has put a ban on a Bollywood film from releasing in their country, brings no newness to us. It has became a weekly affair, with a number of Hindi films getting prohibited in the country, and this unfriendly practice still continues with a recent ban on the upcoming film, Phantom. Although, Pakistan censor board specifies different reasons behind banning a particular film, it comes as a shock for actors, directors and mainly producers, who can do nothing except expressing their anguish.

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