Posted On Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 09:00:22 AM
Following the ban on the Ek Tha Tiger promo in Pakistan, lead actor Salman Khan is ready to visit the country. The actor will be accompanied by director Kabir Khan.
According to a letter issued by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to all satellite TV channels and cable networks last week, Ek Tha Tiger, set for world release on August 15, is “reportedly based on the activities of ISI and RAW”.
And the film, they presume, is aimed at tarnishing the image of the country’s intelligence agency. When asked about it, Kabir told Mirror, “It’s disturbing for Ek Tha Tiger to be perceived as an anti-Pakistan film.
But it isn’t surprising. Look at the cheap jingoistic anti- Pakistan films that have released over the years. We can't really blame them if they perceive Ek Tha Tiger as one such film.”
About Salman and his trip to the country, Kabir added, “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.”
Salman has suggested YRF to release his first love song with Katrina Kaif in the film on national television this Sunday and not on July 22 as planned.
According to the actor, a lot of his fans will not be watching TV during Ramzan that starts on July 19. And he doesn’t want to deprive them of the new song that he feels is ‘special’, revealed a source. - Vickey Lalwani