Mumbai, Aug 31: Shahnawaz Pradhan, who played the role of Pakistani terrorist Hafiz Saeed, has gone underground. Officials confirmed the news and told media that he has gone underground because of security concern.
Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, had moved the court seeking ban on the movie. He claimed that 'Phantom' depicts his role in a negative way.
According to officials, security for Pradhan was beefed up when Hafiz Saeed had move the Lahore court. But now his identity has been revealed, hence, precautionary measures have been taken to provide complete security to the actor.
Phantom, directed by Kabir Khan, is based on the novel 'Mumbai Avengers', which is written by S Hussain Zaidi. However, unlike the novel, Phantom uses the real names of the terrorists, who are the main conspirators of 2008 Mumbai attacks.