Salman Khan has triggered another controversy for himself because of a scene for Bharat movie that required the team to hoist a Pakistani flag, according to a report published in Indian media.
The Bharat team wanted to shoot a sequence at the Wagah border, which, however, could not be possible due to security issues. Hence, the team chose a village in Punjab where they recreated the set.
Everything was well and good until they put up a Pakistani flag on the land. Although it is just for a film, the villagers got extremely upset and reportedly filed a police complaint against Salman.
“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 Pakistani flags have been put up during India-Pak cricket matches.,” The Asian Age quoted a source as saying.
“Even though this is for a film shoot, local organisations are upset and have not just filed a police complaint against Salman, but also surrounded the sets of the film and the hotel where Salman was staying to express their indignation over the hoisting of the flag. After all, it is a film shoot, but the locals refused to understand,” the source added.
The report added that sensing unfavourable situation, Salman and the entire Bharat team quickly wrapped up the shooting, and left for Mumbai.
Salman was some time ago was in trouble when the movie Love Yatri, which was produced by him, had created a row due to the title. It was initially titled as Love Ratri, which had irked a section of people, who felt it was insulting to the festival of Navratri. Later, the title was changed to Love Yatri.