The whole story started after the release of Trailer of Saif’s upcoming movie Phantom that has shown Hafiz Saeed as a terrorist who is residing in Pakistan.
In response to the Movie statements, Hafiz Saeed filed a petition in high court of Pakistan which ignites Saif Ali khan’s anger and he harshly criticized Pakistan’s courts in series of his statements.
Saif said “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?”
He further said “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. You all know that right?” Saif said. “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 the actor.
“A lot of us who have families dating back to pre-Independence and pre-Partition would have families in Pakistan, especially Muslims. My family would also not like to do any film that bashes any community… nobody is interested in bashing Pakistan.”
Moreover he said that he knew it from the very first day of shooting that the film is going to be banned in Pakistan.
“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 (director) has made “Ek Tha Tiger” which were banned in Pakistan. So I am not surprised with the ban in Pakistan.”