'Phantom ' is making news for all the wrong reasons even before the release. While the movie is on the verge of being banned in Pakistan, it has recently being accused of being a rip off of the Hollywood film ' Zero Dark Thirty'. 'Zero Dark Thirty[ also has a premise of a combing operation in hunting down one of the most feared terrorists, 'Osama Bin Laden'. Phantom deals with RAW agent Saif Ali Khan tracking down Hafeez Sayeed,the mastermind of 26/11 ,Mumbai terror attacks.
Kabir Khan refuted these rumours and said, “ Phantom is not a remake of 'Zero Dark Thirty'. We have always maintained that it has been made on the book 'Mumbai Avengers' by Hussain Zaidi. Ultimately both are works of fiction, but we have tried to make a film based on real geo-political issues, without making it like a documentary.”
Also starring Katrina Kaif, 'Phantom' releases on 28th August.