Why did the Censor Board reject 'Phantom' posters?

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The first posters of the Kabir Khan directed 'Phantom' were released recently and have already started making waves. However an earlier attempt at these same posters, which feature Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif wearing blindfolds featuring the three colours of the Indian national flag, had earlier been rejected by the censor board.

The makers had initially used the Indian flag in its entirety for the posters and had run into trouble with the censor board which suggested that they use a single colour for the blindfold. However the makers were not sold on the suggestion and it was then that they decided to remove the Ashoka chakra from the flag for the posters, an idea which was cleared by the censor board.

'Phantom' revolves around the issue of terrorism and has been shot in various locations across the world such as Lebanon, Syria, the UK, Canada and India. The trailer of the film, which is an adaptation of S. Hussain Zaidi's novel 'Mumbai Avengers', will be released later today.

In the novel, which is set 5 years after the 26/11 terrorist attack, a retired Army officer heads a mission to assassinate the masterminds behind the attack. Zaidi has collaborated on the screenplay of the film as well.

The film has been produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and is all set to release on 28th August 2015.


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