‘Ek Tha Tiger’ is not anti-Pakistan; Salman to convince Pak Censor Board
Good news for all Salman Khan fans in Pakistan. Following the ban on his film ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ promo in Pakistan, the actor has expressed his desire to visit the country. He will be accompanied by the film’s director, Kabir Khan.
A letter issued by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to all satellite TV channels and cable networks last week, states that ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, set for world release on August 15, is “reportedly based on the activities of ISI and RAW”. The board feels that the film is anti ISI.
When asked about his trip to Pakistan, Kabir Khan said to a daily,” 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.”
In fact the filmmaker took to Twitter on Tuesday to clarify that ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ does not show Pakistan in a bad light. “I will say it once more… ?#EkThaTiger? is NOT anti Pakistan…(sic)” the director tweeted.
“This is the price we have to pay because unfortunately our industry has made insensitive and jingoistic films in the past… I am absolutely sure that once the censor board of Pakistan sees ?#EkThaTiger?… they will be more than happy to show the film. I can assure the millions of fans of Salman in Pakistan that ?#EkThaTiger? will release in theatres in their country. In this day and age… its stupid to make films that are insensitive or derogatory to any country or community…(sic)” Kabir added.