Salman Khan and his Bharat team recreated Wagah border in a Punjab village, and by doing so, they reportedly hoisted a Pakistan flag, which did not go down well with the villagers.
MUMBAI — Bollywood heartthrob and first rank actor Salman Khan has stirred up a fresh controversy and is drawing flak after using the Pakistan flag in one of his scenes in upcoming movie Bharat.
Criticised for hoisting the flag on Indian soil, a police complaint has been filed against the Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor.
The film had a scene where Salman was required to hoist the Pakistan flag hence 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 Pakistan flag on the land. Although it is just for a film, the villagers got extremely upset and reportedly filed a police complaint against Salman, reports International Business Times.
“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,” said a source quoted by Asian Age.
Sensing the unfavourable situation, Salman and the entire Bharat team quickly wrapped up the shooting, and left for Mumbai, it is reported.
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.