Why did the Censor Board reject Phantom posters?

This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

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The first poster of Sajid Nadiadwala’s Phantom is out and is already creating a lot of buzz. The posters which feature Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif wearing blindfold of the Indian flag was earlier rejected by the censor board.

The makers had initially used the proper flag for the posters, but censor did not give a go ahead on the same. They suggested to use a single colour, but the makers were not convinced and thought it would not give the effect they wanted. It was then when they decided to remove the Ashoka chakra from the flag.

Only then was the poster given clearance from the censor board.

The trailer of Phantom has not even come out and the film is already making news for various reasons.

Phantom, revolves around global terrorism and has been shot in Lebanon, Syria, the UK, Canada and India. The espionage drama featuring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif is set to launch its trailer this Saturday.

The film is an adaptation of S. Hussain Zaidi’s recent novel Mumbai Avengers.

In Hussain’s novel, five years after the 26/11 attacks, a retired army officer spearheads a covert mission with a team of daredevil agents to seek out and kill these terror masterminds, one by one, making sure that the assassination look like natural deaths. The best-selling author has collaborated on the screenplay.

After Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Kabir Khan is all set to come up with his next project Phantom.

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