Kabir Khan also revealed that his friends have been sending SOS calls, but he is not able to help them. He stated that his friend and actor Bashir has been forced to run away from his house and go underground as his home was ransacked by the Taliban.
Interestingly, Kabir Khan began his journey behind the camera by making documentaries in Afghanistan, and his debut film ‘Kabul Express’ was also based in and around the country. Expressing his concern for women in Afghanistan, the filmmaker had previously told ETimes, “The women must be particularly scared because during the Taliban regime from 1996 to 2001 they had targeted women. They had stopped them from working, this was the country which was always at war and there were widows who were not allowed to leave home or work. They had become beggars but they were not even allowed to beg. They would be beaten up if they came out on the streets, girls were stopped from getting education. It was almost like a lab for oppression of women. They were not allowed to leave home unless accompanied by a father, brother or husband. There are women I know who suffered from skin diseases because for five they never had sun on their skin.”