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Kabir Khan’s Phantom has no traces of Bajrangi

DECCAN CHRONICLE | SUBHASH K. JHA
Published Jun 25, 2015, 4:38 am IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 6:47 pm IST
Phantom is based on book Mumbai Avengers, where Saif plays an army officer
Kabir Khan
 Kabir Khan

Kabir Khan’s upcoming films Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Phantom are poles apart. While the first one looks to better relations with neighbouring Pakistan, the second takes a more stringent attitude towards tackling cross-border terrorism.

Phantom is based on the book Mumbai Avengers, where Saif Ali Khan plays an army officer, seeking revenge on the terrorists who masterminded the 26/11 attack on Mumbai. Bajrangi Bhaijaan, on the other hand, will see Salman Khan, a Bajrang Bali devotee, trying to find the home of a lost little girl across the border.

 

Refraining from commenting on the content of either of his films, Kabir said, “All I’ll say is Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Phantom are two completely different films. While BB is a full-on masala film with lots of music, Phantom has no lip-sync songs even. It’s intended as a far more serious exploration of a political issue.”

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