Kabir Khan faces protest in Karachi

Bollywood director Kabir Khan received a rather unusual welcome as he arrived at the Karachi airport in Pakistan. He faced the wrath of noisy protesters who were shouting anti-India slogans on Wednesday. According to reports, Kabir was set to board a plane to Lahore when the incident happened.

Demonstrators mobbed the Bollywood director, loudly asking him why he did not make movies depicting the role played by the Indian intelligence agency RAW in Pakistan. In a video that has surfaced online, a man is seen waving a shoe at Khan who did not respond to the ruckus at the departure lounge.

“You people send Jhadav and kill hundreds here. Why don’t you make a movie about it?” a protester asked the ‘Phantom’ director, referring to alleged RAW official Kulbhushan Jhadav who has been arrested in Pakistan.


Starring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif, ‘Phantom’ is about a retired Indian Army officer who leads a mission to kill Pakistani terrorist leader Hafiz Saeed.

Another shoe-wielding man chased Khan to the departure lounge, warning the director about Indian conspiracies against the Pakistan Army, Dawn reported.

Kabir Khan was there to take part in a conference and said he was a firm believer in India’s secular fabric and in the friendship between India and Pakistan.

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