Mumbai (Web Desk): Salman Khan has stirred up controversy yet again and is drawing flak after using the Pakistan flag in one of his scenes in upcoming movie Bharat.
According to Indian media, the actor apparently angered local bodies in the Indian state of Punjab for hoisting the flag on Indian soil and a police complaint has been filed against him.
According to reports in IBT, the film had a scene where Salman was required to hoist the Pakistan flag hence the film crew wanted to shoot the sequence at the Wagah border. But because of security issues, the scene could not be shot there and so the team chose a village in Punjab where they recreated the set. This irked the villagers who got extremely upset and reportedly filed a police complaint against Salman.
"A lot of local bodies were upset about how someone could hoist Pakistan's flag on Indian soil. We have had such issues earlier in Kashmir and in places like Mumbai as well, when Pakistan flags have been put up during India-Pak cricket matches," IBT quoted a source as saying in The Asian Age.
"Even though this is for a film shoot, local organisations are upset and have not just filed a police complaint against Salman, but also surrounded the sets of the film and the hotel where Salman was staying to express their indignation over the hoisting of the flag. After all it is a film shoot, but the locals refused to understand," the source added.
According to reports the crew quickly wrapped up the shooting and left for Mumbai fearing trouble to escalate.