With the ongoing stand-off between India and Pakistan over the recent Uri terror attacks, Pakistani artistes have been completely banned in India.
Actors Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan who were to be seen in upcoming Bollywood movies have received some major backlash too.
The latest to come in is that, Mahira Khan’s launch debut opposite SRK – Raees, may now get deferred. According to a leading daily, Mahira has been phased out of the film and will be replaced by an Indian actress – the hunt for which has already begun.
A source in the know has said “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.”
The announcement for Mahira’s replacement is expected to come in by the end of this month.