WEB DESK: ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ director Kabir Khan was heckled at Karachi airport by a mob of protestors who even waved shoes at him. However, the good-nature director played down the issue and asked the Indian media to ignore the incident. In an interview to Bollywoodlife.com, he reiterated that the incident should be overlooked as the common man of both the countries did not believe or want any violence.
He said that the protestors were livid at him for showing Pakistan in a bad light in his film ‘Phantom’ and did not want to listen to any reason. On being asked if he would visit the neighbouring country again, the ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ director replied that his wife, Mini Mathur, has made it clear that he will not go there again!
When asked how he was after the incident, he simply replied, “I am fine. I guess you’ve seen the video. I was hoping and praying that those jokers would not release the video. But this is exactly what they wanted. They kept on ranting about how I had shown Pakistan in a bad light in Phantom. Twice I tried to talk to them. But they were in no mood to listen.”
However, Kabir says he won’t categorise the whole country as intolerant based on a single incident. “I am not going to get cowed down and be provoked into making statement against the country.
“Because the truth is, the common man is just not interested in any violence. I was in Karachi for just one day. And it was all very friendly and hospitable until this incident. It’s just a handful creating an vitiated atmosphere,” he said.
During a recent interview with Indian entertainment portal Bollywood Life, the ace director was asked if he would like to cross the border again if given a chance, to which he replied, “That’s not possible. My wife (Mini Mathur) has made it clear I can’t go there.”
With inputs from Bollywoodlife.com