Saif Ali Khan shown black flags in Bhopal

By Hindustan Times

Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan was shown black flags here by locals, protesting the decision to appoint a Saudi national as the caretaker of the guest houses built by the erstwhile Nawabs of Bhopal for Haj pilgrims to Mecca.

Saif, the titular Nawab of Bhopal, was in the city Friday night to see the World Series Hockey game between Bhopal Badshahs and Delhi Wizards and to promote his forthcoming film Agent Vinod.

The protesters, led by Congress leader Arif Masood, also threatened that Saif's films will not be screened in the city until an Indian national is re-appointed as caretaker of Rubaats, or the guest houses in Saudi Arabia where Haj pilgrims, especially from Bhopal, stay during Haj.

"There were 45 Rubaats of the Hyderabad Nizam in Saudi Arabia but their number came down to one after Saudi national