Everyone knows who is behind 26/11 terror attacks: Saif

Everyone knows who is behind 26/11 terror attacks: Saif

Against the backdrop of JuD chief and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed seeking a ban on the release of "Phantom", Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan today said the film is based on facts and everybody knows who is responsible for 26/11 terror attacks.

Alleging that the film, set on post-26/11 attacks and global terrorism, contains "filthy propaganda" against Pakistan, Saeed had last week filed a plea in a Lahore court, through his advocate A K Dogar, pleading that the Saif-starrer film, which is scheduled to release on August 28, has "venom against Pakistan and Jamaat-ud-Dawa."

Reacting to it, Saif told reporters here that, "The film is based on facts and everybody knows what happened during 26/11 and everybody knows who is responsible for the same. We all know that terrorists are hiding in Pakistan, so why shouldn't we accept it? Why should we just make films on fictitious events?

"We know what the reality is. Is this a secret? Why can't we say this in open? Aren't there people who are dead for Indians but residing in Pakistan. You all know that right?" Saif said.

"If a wanted terrorist can go to the court of law in any country, I feel it's ridiculous. This is a sign of a really great nation that they entertain complaint by a terrorist," the 44-year-old actor quipped.

Directed by Kabir Khan, "Phantom" is about post-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'.

Saif said people should see the film before passing any judgement.

"Nobody is against Pakistan or their religion, but this is a different subject and Kabir has treated it in a nice way. I feel that the people should see the film before passing judgement," he said.

"The film "Phantom" is half-fiction and half-fact. I am very proud of the film. This is a very honest film and take on the subject. We are not sensationalising terrorism in the film," he said.

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