The decision of Pakistani media watchdog to ban the trailer of Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger has led to the notion that the film is anti-Pakistan. The film’s director Kabir Khan strongly denies it, yet again.
“I will say it once more... #EkThaTiger is NOT anti Pakistan... This is the price we have to pay because unfortunately our industry has made insensitive and jingoistic films in the past...” Kabir Khan wrote on Twitter.
The director had clarified the same in the past as well, but the notion that Ek Tha Tiger, which has Salman Khan playing a RAW agent, is anti-Pak has been rekindled following a letter issued by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to all satellite TV channels and cable networks in the country to stop airing the trailer of the film because it shows the country’s powerful spy agency ISI in bad light.
According to PEMRA notification, the “basic theme of the story revolves around Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency with the objective to tarnish the image of state owned institution.”
To clarify that the film isn’t anti-Pakistan, Kabir Khan added: “In this day and age... its stupid to make films that are insensitive or derogatory to any country or community..”
Kabir Khan is sure that if Pakistan Censor Board sees the film, they will clear it.
“I am absolutely sure that once the censor board of Pakistan sees #EkThaTiger... they will be more than happy to show the film in Pakistan,” Khan wrote.
The director even retweeted a fan. The tweet read: @kabirkhankk to all salman fans u think salman will sign the film if it was against Pakistan 100% Never Because He Is A Humanitarian !
Starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in leading roles, Ek Tha Tiger is slated to release on August 15.