Salman Khan under fire for hoisting Pakistani flag in India
Bollywood superstar Slaman Khan has landed himself in hot waters by hoisting the Pakistani flag on Indian soil.
Local Indian media reports say that the moviemakers of ‘Bharat’ wanted to hoist the flag on Wagah border, which could not be materialised due to security concerns. Therefore they decided to shoot the scene in a nearby village in Indian Punjba by recreating the Wagah border set.
Everything was fine until the crew put up the Pakistani flag. This infuriated the villagers and they filed a complaint with police against the protagonist of the movie.
“A lot of local bodies were upset about how someone could hoist Pakistan’s flag on Indian soil. We have had such issues earlier in Kashmir and in places like Mumbai as well, when Pakistan flags have been put up during Indo-Pak cricket matches,” The Asian Age reported.
“Even though this is for a film shoot, local organisations are upset and have filed a police complaint against Salman. They also surrounded the sets of Bharat and the hotel that Salman was staying at. After all it is a film shoot but the locals refuse to understand,” added The Insider.
Upon sensing the untoward situation, Salman and the film crew wrapped up the shooting and left the village.