Actor Saif Ali Khan, who is ready with his latest movie "Phantom", reportedly said that makers of the film wanted to highlight that Indian Muslims also feel patriotic.
In the movie, Saif portrays the role of an Indian Muslim who gets terminated from the Indian Army but still fights against terrorists. "We haven't stressed much about the fact that he is an Indian Muslim but according to me, it holds substantial importance as an undercurrent influence. Kabir Khan, Sajid Nadiadwala and I are all Indian Muslims. So in a way, we wanted to show that Indian Muslims also feel patriotic," NDTV quoted Saif Ali Khan during a media interaction.
Talking about his character and the story of "Phantom", Saif Ali Khan, who is celebrating his 45th birthday on Sunday, 16 August, said, "He is terminated from the army as he is accused of cowardice. He stays in Kashmir in a depressed state, having differences with his father and others. After numerous attacks on India, RAW thinks India is not responding enough and that we need to hire a crazy person to go there and attack the way they do. That is when my character is approached. He accepts as he wants to regain respect and prove his worth to his father. The film is about his journey in the mission and if he is successful or not."
Directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, the movie "Phantom" also features Katrina Kaif opposite Saif Ali Khan. It is an adaptation of the book "Mumbai Avengers", based on the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai. The film is slated to hit screens on 28 August.