Bollywood film director Kabir Khan was mobbed at the Jinnah International airport at Karachi in Pakistan on Wednesday. A video uploaded by Dawn shows some people surrounding the "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" director and shouting anti-Indian slogans. It also shows one of them showing his footwear to the film-maker at the airport.
The incident happened when Kabir was on his way to Lahore from Karachi. The video shows that the group of people shouting "shame shame" surrounded the director. The anger apparently stemmed from their displeasure towards Kabir's movies that have dealt with India and Pakistan.
Kabir's "Phantom" and "Ek Tha Tiger" were banned in Pakistan at the time of their release. Some of the angry demonstrators were heard asking him why he does not make movies based on the actions of the Indian intelligence agency, RAW, in Pakistan.
One among them even was holding his footwear in his hand and showing it to the popular film-maker. Meanwhile, Kabir took to Twitter and asserted that such actions should be ignored. "To media on both sides: 12 screaming lunatics with a mobile phone camera is not news. Please don't give them the attention they want. Ignore [sic]," he tweeted.
Although "Phantom" and "Ek Tha Tiger" were banned in Pakistan, Kabir's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", starring Salman Khan, was well received in the neighbouring country. The story of "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" revolved around a Pakistani girl, who gets lost in India, and an Indian man, who faces several hurdles to take her back to her family. The film became one of the biggest blockbusters of all time.
Check the video below in which Kabir is seen being mobbed at the airport in Pakistan: