It looks like Salman Khan and controversies go hand-in-hand in almost everything and the recent incident during the shoot of his upcoming movie Bharat is proof to this. The shoot of Bharat had to be held at the Wagah border, but due to security reasons, the crew was not allowed to film at the location so the film-makers decided to shoot the replica version of the Wagah border at a village in Punjab and erected a set which is similar to the Wagah border.
The Film-makers Wanted Both Indian & Pakistani Flag
The local farmers, traders and villagers were paid a substantial amount to cover up for their losses as the Wagah border set would be erected at their vicinity. But the Wagah border scene required a Pakistani flag to be hoisted and that's how the controversy began.
Pakistani Flag Hoisted On Indian Soil
Now all of this was fine until they hoisted a Pakistanti flag on Indian soil and the villagers have not taken it kindly and filed a police complaint against Salman Khan and Bharat film-makers and even surrounded the sets and the hotel where Salman Khan was staying.
The Villagers Are Upset That The Crew Hoisted A Pakistani Flag
"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 Ind-Pak cricket matches," said a source to Deccan Chronicle.
Villagers Surrounded Salman Khan's Hotel
"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."
It Was Just For A Shoot
The source stressed the fact that the Pakistani flag was hoisted on the sets as it had to replicate the Wagah border, but the villagers showed their displeasure. "After all it is a film shoot, but the locals refused to understand," the source summed it up.
The Shoot Has Been Completed
However, despite all the controversies, Salman Khan completed the shoot and is now back to Mumbai, with a new police case on his sleeves.