Director Kabir Khan slams journalist at Phantom’s promo launch


Phantom director Kabir Khan found himself in trouble during the launch of his movie’s first look promo on Monday when he lost his temper on one of the journalists at the press conference.

Among those in attendance at the event were actors Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif.

A female journalist had questioned Saif Ali Khan about his role in another terrorism-based film (Phantom) after Agent Vinod which was banned in Pakistan. Her question enquired how Saif’s relatives living in Pakistan react to such movies.

However, before Saif could answer this, Kabir got furious and slammed her saying, “Just because of a bunch of people who spread terrorist activities in Pakistan, the entire country cannot be blamed and categorised as a ‘terrorist’ country.”

The Phantom team said that like Kabir’s last superhit plot, even his upcoming movie is about the mentality Indians carry against Pakistan.

Kabir then expressed his ideology in making movies on such sensitive issues. He said, “I made Bajrangi Bhaijaan for the same reason, that is, to inculcate ‘people to people friendship’ which can never happen as long as these ‘extremist’ elements will exist in the country. They need to be eliminated from both the countries for a peaceful atmosphere.”

The director’s word, “extremist” was mistaken by another journalist as “terrorist”, which led to a furious argument between the two.