When asked whether he was supporting Shah Rukh, Sonu tweeted: SRK is the most grounded and generous actor I have come across who speaks from his heart. Earlier, actor Anupam Kher had come out in SRK's support after BJP MP Yogi Adityanath likened him to Pakistani terrorist Hafiz Saeed following his comment on growing intolerance in India
Actor Shah Rukh Khan has received support from several quarters of Bollywood after being called a 'Pakistani agent' and compared to 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed by BJP leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya, Sadhvi Prachi and Yogi Adityanath. Anupam Kher said that Shah Rukh is a "National icon"
Phantom is set in the aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks and deals with global terrorism. The film is based on Hussain Zaidi's novel Mumbai Avengers. It was recently banned by a Pakistani court after Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed argued that it contained 'filthy propaganda' against him and his outfit
"The security of all our actors is extremely important for us and now that his identity is revealed, there are precautionary measures being taken," the film's spokesperson said in a statement. Starring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif, Phantom has been banned in Pakistan after a petition was filed by Hafiz Saeed who is accused of masterminding the 26/11 Mumbai attacks