Full Stop: Pakistan banned Saif Ali Khan movies forever
Around a week ago, Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan aka Nawab reacted harshly on Pakistan Censor Board’s decision to ban his upcoming movie Phantom. The trailer of the movie showed some anti Pakistan scenes. “I have lost faith in Pakistan,” said the Nawab. His statement sparked serious debate in Pakistan and received criticism by Pakistani film actor Shaan Shahid, Hamza Ali Abbasi, and former tv host Faisal Qureshi.
Now, realizing the heat, Pakistan Censor Board has come up with a very serious decision and banned Saif Ali Khan movies forever in the country. The decision is being applauded by many in Pakistan.
“No PAKISTANI actor said “I have lost faith in India” when you banned WAAR and we also kept quiet when you banned Bin Roye in Maharashtra fearing a reaction from RSS type extremist organizations. First you become part of a film which shows Pakistan to be a terrorist HQ and then complain when its banned? If u think its funny how a terrorist can go to court in Pakistan, i too find it funny how a mass murderer of Muslims in Gujrat can become the Prime Minister of India. Let me now say this, because of movies like Phantom and hateful actors like Saif Ali Khan, I AM LOSING FAITH IN INDIA,” Hamza Ali Abbasi posted on his official Facebook page.
Joining hands with Hamza Ali Abbasi, former tv host not only criticized Saif Ali Khan but also the Indian government for not allowing their cricket team to play with Paistan.
“I don’t have faith in Pakistan, generally. Neither do I understand what their thought processes are. I have no problems against Pakistan and I won’t make a film that’s against the country. But now they have banned the film. We have always shared a very complicated relationship. If you tell uncomfortable truths, films gets banned. We keep banning each other’s films. If you try making a film which portrays a certain element of truth, something that makes Pakistan a little bit uncomfortable, they will ban it. They did that with many of my films, so I have faced it already. But that doesn’t necessarily dictate what kind of movies we should make. If that did, we would end up making only films like Race,” said Saif Ali Khan during the promotion of his movie Phantom.