In an amusing turn of events during the shooting schedule, the team of Kabir Khan's upcoming movie 'Phantom' alerted the Israeli Intelligence agencies. It is said that Israeli intelligence agencies which are one of the sharpest in the world got tricked by the authenticity of the shoot.
Story goes that 'Phantom' was shooting a refugee scene where they had to cross the border. The costumes and looks of the cast were very close to reality. The entire scene was being shot near the border area. Sources claimed that the agencies got suspicious of the entire act, so much so that they came down to where the shoot was happening for surveillance.
Sajid who was present for the shoot was very shocked at the intensity of the surveillance. He had gone through the process of getting the permissions to shoot and even after presenting them to the agencies they asked to check the entire team.
After confirming a shoot is going on and being presented the permission documents, the intelligence agency anyways surveyed the entire crew of anything suspicious. Once confirming that the entire thing is a movie shoot, was only when the agencies left the plot.
Confirmed Kabir Khan, "We were shooting on the Lebanon-Syria border and had re-created a refugee camp. Intelligence officials got suspicious as we were shooting with military vehicles, jeeps, trucks, real guns and hundreds of people dressed as refugees. We found planes flying over us. We had to clarify that it's a film shoot. We were called up by the Lebanese military officials to find out where exactly we were shooting as we had taken permission from the Lebanese army to film in certain places."
After the grand success of 'Ek Tha Tiger' the Director-actress Kabir Khan and Katrina Kaif will come together. Interestingly Kabir Khan and Katrina were shooting in these areas for second time after 'Ek Tha Tiger' albeit in newer locations.
Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, 'Phantom' has Saif Ali Khan playing the male lead opposite Katrina.