Mahira Khan’s Bollywood movie Raees with Shahrukh Khan is all set to release on 26 Jan 2017. Like all the other Indian films that starred Pakistani stars, Raees has also faced huge controversy. The trailer of the Raees is out but still issues related to promotion with respect to Pakistani actress are still here.
Although Mahira Khan has not been replaced, she wouldn’t be a part of the promotion of this film. Indian Express has reported that Shahrukh Khan met the Raj Thackery, chief of the Mahrashettra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackery on his residence to assure him that no Pakistani actor would not promote the Raees.
Earlier, there were rumors that Mahira who is the lead female cast of the Raees would come from Pakistan to India and take her part in promoting her Bollywood debut film. Head of the MNS FILM wing, Ameya Khopkar, and Raees producer Ritesh Suidhwani to discuss the inclusion of Pakistani actress in Raees.
MNS Chief, Raj Thackery said after the meeting, “The meeting was to clarify reports that Pakistanis would be promoting the film. They wanted to say that no Pakistani will be coming to India. They also assured that till the situation between the two countries improves they will not hire any Pakistani actor.”
In 2016 many movies starring the Pakistani actresses got released; Fawad Khan in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Ali Zafar in Dear Zindagi and now Mahira Khan in Raees (set to release in 2017). All these movies have been published on the condition that no Pakistani actor would promote the films.