Who replaced Mahira Khan in Rares?
The differences between Pakistan and India has just marked its first casualty in Bollywood.
According to sources , the Pakistani actress Mahira Khan has been replaced from Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees, which is due for its release on the Republic Day weekend. The source added that it was the the most painful decisions, producer Ritesh Sidhwani had to take.
The pressure was a continuous pressure to to replace the Pakistani actress from past few months . It reached an intensity after the recent Uri attacks. It came to a particular point, where it became an impossible task to shoot with any of the Pakistani artists.
People suggested different kind of solutions to the uphold, which included shifting the shooting of the movie to Dubai. But it did not seem executable. Now finally, Mahira has unfortunately been relieved of all her duties.
Problem with release
Earlier it was reported that how the shooting of the movie ‘Raees’ is still incomplete. A few opening scenes between Shah Rukh Khan and his wife who is apparently Mahira Khan are yet to be filmed, without which the much awaited movie would look incomplete.
Raees is scheduled to release on January 26 next year and so the makers of the movie were not much in a hurry to finish the shoot. After shooting for almost all the major portions, Shah Rukh shifted his entire attention to his film with Alia Bhatt titled ‘Dear Zindagi’ and Anushka Sharma ‘The Ring’. SRK was scheduled to shoot for all the remaining bits of Raees in November.
However, the recent ban has complicated everything.
According to recent report reported in a leading tabloid SRK can still shoot his scenes in Mumbai, but it is impossible for Mahira to shoot in India. The makers would ideally have to shoot with her part in some other foreign location, but the problem here is that the song sequence requires both – Shah Rukh and Mahira. But as we reported above, the makers do not think it is executable and hence, they are planning to replace her with another Bollywood actress.