Director Kabir Khan verbally attacked in Pakistan airport

Requests media not to pay attention

Indian filmmaker Kabir Khan, who was in Pakistan, had to face shoe-wielding angry protesters at Karachi airport on his departure on Wednesday.

The director was in Karachi to speak at the Marketing Association of Pakistan's annual marketing conference, 'Marcon'.

Khan was taken by surprise when few unidentified men verbally attacked him and threatened to hit him with shoe.

The 'Phantom' director, who arrived at Karachi airport to leave for Lahore, was surrounded by protesters who not only shouted anti-India and pro-Pakistan slogans but also questioned Khan on why he did not make similar movies about the Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) activities in Pakistan.
 
Few men hounded him and questioned why he makes anti-Pakistan movies. He was severely criticised the filmmaker and also asked him to make movies on Muslims.
 
However, Khan did not react and proceeded towards the lounge.

Later in the day, the Bollywood director tweeted and said, "To media on both sides: 12 screaming lunatics with a mobile phone camera is not news. Please don't give them the attention they want. Ignore."

Mr Khan's 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' received a warm response in Pakistan, where Indian movies are always in great demand. However, his film 'Phantom', based on a novel by S Hussain Zaidi, was banned from screening.

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.

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