If Pakistan's import Imran Abbas who makes his Bollywood debut in Vikram Bhatt's Creature is not seen anywhere promoting his maiden Bollywood venture, then we have only the rapidly-declining political conditions between India and Pakistan to blame for it.
One understands from sources close to the film that Imran has not been granted a visa to visit India for this last lap of promotions.
Says the source from the Creature unit, "It is an awkward situation for Imran. Creature is his first film in Bollywood and therefore very important. At the same time he is not really the hero of Creature, Bipasha Basu is. So no one is really missing him at the current events."
A very prominent epic filmmaker who had almost signed Imran Abbas two years ago says he would not sign any Pakistani actor. "What if the situation worsens between the two countries? We can record songs with those very talented Pakistani singers on Skype and in Dubai. But we can't shoot with them in their absence, can we?"