Calling the ban of his movie Agent Vinod in Pakistan a 'shame', actor Saif Ali Khan said that the film is of 'no offence to anyone.' Saif admitted that he was under an illusion that the Pakistanis might be very proud of the fact that the heroine (Kareena Kapoor) in the movie is playing a Pakistani girl.
A leading daily recently learnt about a post by Atrium cinema, a multiplex chain in Karachi, that stated the Pakistan censor board has banned Saif Ali Khan's Agent Vinod in the country. The core reason for the ban is due to the references to the ISI that could hurt the sentiments of Pakistani people.
Defending his film, a smart Saif said that the ban in Pakistan will also lead to increase in its piracy. "Pakistan forms a large portion of our audience. The minute you put a censorship or ban, people will make sure they watch it. And we want them to see the film. In fact we wanted them to see the mujra performed by Kareena.” So Saif, are you indirectly trying to inspire the Pakistani citizens to watch your film?