In a recent interview with indian news channel, b-town actor Saif ali khan said that he is upset with the response from across the border.
"…I was upset with the action in Pakistan and how upset they’re getting and I seem to have become the face of "anti-Pakistan feeling," he said. "This, I’m a little concerned about. Because my politics is the last thing that should become the question and for sure not against the people of Pakistan, I have absolutely nothing, except goodwill and hope that we manage to fix our problems."
Kabir Khan the director of Phantom explained that the movie doesn’t aim to promote its plot as a plan of action, but only wishes to reflect the underlying thought process:
"I very strongly need to say that when we do something in the film, it does not mean that we want that carried out. It’s just the way. (Like in Bajrangi Bhaijaan) if you find a six-year-old girl, I am not propagating you to go digging under the tunnels and cross the border. I am not. What are we trying to do is, it does in some sense reflect what we all think about."
Saif, on the other hand, feels that viewers can vicariously experience an alternative reality of events through Phantom:
He said: "Isn’t it like the function of films and plays, also to create scenarios, which actually didn’t happen. That’s what we studied catharsis is – where you watch it and imagine, what might have happened."
Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan worried as he becomes face of 'anti-Pakistan feeling' he is upset with the response from across the border.