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Katrina Kaif: Anticipated problems with 'Phantom' release in Pak

Katrina Kaif, whose 'Phantom' has been banned in Pakistan, says such is the subject of their upcoming film that they expected problems in its release in Pakistan.

Jamat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed has filed a petition in the Lahore High Court seeking a ban on the film's release in
Pakistan, alleging that it contains "filthy propaganda" against his country.

A still from 'Phantom'

"It is logical that Pakistan will have problem with this film. A person is doing wrong and the country is not doing
wrong. One of the villains in the film may be from Pakistan but that doesn't mean Pakistan is a villainous country,"
Katrina told PTI in an exclusive interview here.

"He (Kabir) feels the country has suffered and not that the country is bad. There is a lot of conflict and upheaval
between the two countries so there will be stories on it."

The actress said despite being a fictional take on the 26/11 terror incident but it has got its facts right.

"There is a very important track of Pakistan in the film... about someone who is in Pakistan. I think we are not
here to preach. We are here to make an amazing story. But it has got its facts and base in right place."

Katrina, 32, said when director Kabir Khan first narrated her the story, she was not sure whether they should go ahead with it.

"The moment I heard the story, I told Kabir, 'Are you sure you want to do this'. But he was passionate about the
story... It has an important message and beyond that, it is a fiction film. It is an exciting thriller."

"Phantom" is about the aftermath of 26/11 attacks in Mumbai and global terrorism. The screenplay of the film has
been written in co-ordination with author Hussain Zaidi, and is an adaptation of his book "Mumbai Avengers".

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