Phantom, which is a screen adaptation of S Hussain Zaidi's book Mumbai Avengers, stars Katrina Kaif and Saif Ali Khan in the lead roles. While the opening day collection of the movie recorded a single digit figure with a little more than Rs 8 crores, on the day of Raksha Bandhan there was a 'Solid 51%' hike in the numbers, which amounted to Rs 12.78 crores
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
At a press conference in Mumbai, author S Hussain Zaidi rehashed a dialogue from Don: "Don ka peecha toh 11 mulkon ki police kar rahi hai par Hafiz Saeed ka peecha toh 50 countries ki police kar Rahi hai? How can he even think of a petition seeking a ban on Phantom?"
Phantom is based on crime author, Hussain Zaidi's novel, Mumbai Avengers