After the trailer of much-awaited romantic thriller, Ek Tha Tiger, was banned in Pakistan, actor Salman Khan and director Kabir Khan are planning to visit the country to personally sort out the matter.
Pakistan's Electronic Media Regulatory Authority issued a letter to all its TV channels and cable networks, asking them to "refrain from airing promos/reviews" of the film as they believe it is aimed at tarnishing the image of the country's intelligence agency, ISI.
Rafiq Gangjee of Yash Raj Films (YRF), which has produced the film, had said: "Certain films in the past have shown the country (Pakistan) in a bad light, but unfortunately, we have to pay the price. It's possibly as a result of this that the theatrical trailer of Ek Tha Tiger has been restrained from being aired in Pakistan."
Now, there's a ray of hope for Salman Khan's fan across the border. "Neither Salman nor I have ever visited Pakistan. So why not? We are willing to do anything that's required to make Pakistanis believe that our project is not against them. I don't think the trailer being banned is a big deal. Once the film releases, the truth will be out," Kabir told a daily.
Ek Tha Tiger revolves around a Trinity College scientist who is suspected of selling missile technology secrets to Pakistan. Salman, who plays Tiger, a secret agent from India, goes to Dublin to track the professor's activities. There he falls in love with the professor's secretary, played by Katrina Kaif.
The film will hit theatres (hopefully in Pakistan too) on August 15.