Actor Boman Irani has slammed reports that he backed out of a Pakistani film, out of support for “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” director Kabir Khan who was heckled at the Karachi airport in Pakistan earlier this year.
He said: “It is absolutely false. You all (the media) came up with this story that I backed out. I never backed out. I didn’t have the time at that time, and I just didn’t do the film.”
Kabir Khan was reportedly heckled at the Karachi airport in late April this year for making anti-Pakistani films. A month later, there were reports that Boman backed out of a Pakistani film, as a show of solidarity and support for Khan.
When asked about incident involving Khan, Boman expressed surprise and said: “I came to know about it later on.”
The Pakistani film was to be directed by Azaan Sami Khan, who was co-producing the project with actress Zeba Bakhtiar. Even Azaan had stated that Boman couldn’t do the film due to date issues.
Boman was recently seen in the comedy “Housefull 3”.