In a shocking move by the makers of Shah Rukh Khan’s anticipated film ‘Raees’, Pakistani actress Mahira Khan has been replaced by some other actress amid the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan post Uri attacks and surgical strikes.
As per the exclusive report by DNA, Mahira Khan has been asked by the makers of ‘Raees’ to step down in the midway!
The makers told DNA, “It was a very painful decision for producer Ritesh Sidhwani to take. The pressure to replace her had been building up for months. It reached a crescendo after the Uri attacks. It came to a point where it became impossible to shoot with any Pakistani. People suggested all kinds of solutions to the impasse, including shooting in Dubai. But it didn’t seem viable. Now, Mahira has unfortunately been relieved of her duties.”
‘Raees’ is slated to release on the Republic Day weekend in 2017 and a leading daily reports that the makers didn’t want to take any risk.
Post Uri attacks the MNS had compelled the Pakistani artists to leave the country and later threatened to stop the films of Shah Rukh Khan and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil featuring Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan.