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Kabir Khan recollects taking pictures Kabul Specific in Afghanistan: ’60 armed commandos landed up on our doorstep’

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Filmmaker Kabir Khan spent lots of time in Afghanistan when he was engaged on documentaries. However, when he went to the nation to shoot his first Bollywood movie, Kabul Specific (2006), Kabir obtained a dying risk from the Taliban.

In a current interview with Mashable’s The Bombay Journey, Kabir recalled how he and his crew have been warned a few dying risk 14 days into the shoot of Kabul Specific. He stated, “The Indian ambassador known as us and requested, ‘Kya kar rahe ho?’ (What are you doing?) We instructed him we’re taking pictures our movie. So, he instructed us to come back to his workplace as soon as we’re carried out. We packed up the shoot that day and went to fulfill him. After we reached there, there was the Indian ambassador and an Indian army attache. They instructed us that the American, the Afghan and our intelligence have instructed us there’s a credible dying risk on you, your actors and your movie unit. 5 folks have been despatched by a unit throughout the border in Pakistan to hit out at your unit. ‘Khoon sookh gaya ye solar kar (I used to be numb on listening to this).”

Kabir Khan first despatched the movie’s lead actors John Abraham and Arshad Warsi again to Bombay and locked his movie’s unit in a well-secured resort. Whereas he was enthusiastic about returning to India as he couldn’t threat his crew’s life, the Afghans stepped up. “Afghans took it personally and stated ‘How can the Taliban cease your taking pictures?’ The Afghan safety minister got here and stated for those who return to India tomorrow, it might be our defeat,” the filmmaker recalled.

In the meantime, Kabir additionally bought a name from the movie’s producer Aditya Chopra who promised him that even when he returns to India, the manufacturing of his debut Bollywood movie is not going to cease. “He stated within the historical past of Yash Raj, no movie has stopped mid-production and yours is not going to be the primary,” Kabir shared.

And, when Kabir Khan determined to remain again, the Afghans did the whole lot to make sure the safety of the Kabul Specific’ crew. “60 armed commandos landed up on our doorstep armed by the Afghan requirements. Within the morning, we’ll go away with 40-45 SUVs. On our manner, each window had a gun popping out of it, that’s how we reached our units. Solely I knew the place we have been taking pictures and the others used to observe me. There was no name sheet,” the filmmaker revealed.

Kabul Specific, launched in 2006, was loosely based mostly on Kabir and his pal Rajan Kapoor’s experiences in Afghanistan.



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