Mumbai: It was last month when Kabir Khan was heckled at the Pakistan's Karachi airport by protesters who waved shoes at him and shouted anti-India slogans. The protesters demanded to know why he did not make films depicting the role played by India's intelligence agency RAW in Pakistan.
Apparently, that the incident has made artistes wary of going to Pakistan. In a show of solidarity with Kabir, Boman Irani has backed out of a Pakistani production he had signed on for. The film will be directed by Azaan Sami Khan, who is also co-producing with his mother, actress Zeba Bakhtiar.
In a interview to DNA, Azaan maintains, “Boman liked the film but couldn’t do it because of date issues. The Kabir Khan incident was a one-off incident, sensationalised by the media from both sides of the border. Our film industries have always had respect for each other and Indian stars are much loved in Pakistan. But I understand that this kind of situation would scare people. No artiste would like to be screamed at by anybody.”
The makers are yet to finalise the cast and will start shooting the film from September.