According to reports the actor has expressed his desire to visit the country and he will be accompanied by the film’s director, Kabir Khan.
A letter issued by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to all satellite TV channels and cable networks last week, states that ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, set for world release on August 15, is “reportedly based on the activities of ISI and RAW”. The board feels that the film is anti ISI.
Kabir Khan told Indian an India newspaper; ‘neither Salman nor I 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.”
He posted on twitter on Tuesday; ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ does not show Pakistan in a bad light. “I will say it once more… Ek Tha Tiger is NOT anti-Pakistan…(sic)” the director tweeted.
“This is the price we have to pay because unfortunately our industry has made insensitive and jingoistic films in the past… I am absolutely sure that once the censor board of Pakistan sees EkThaTiger… they will be more than happy to show the film.
I can assure the millions of fans of Salman in Pakistan that Ek Tha Tiger will release in theatres in their country. In this day and age… its stupid to make films that are insensitive or derogatory to any country or community…(sic)” he said.