MUMBAI: There was a lot of buzz going rounds whether Mahira Khan still a part of SRK-starrer Raees. The film director eventually broke silence to quash all such rumours.
Now, latest reports suggest that the makers of the Shah Rukh Khan film will go ahead with Mahira and shoot her remaining scenes at an “undisclosed” location.
The Indian Express reported that Raees makers think replacing Mahira was not a cost-efficient option. Producers Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar and SRK and director Rahul Dholakia are all optimistic that by the time the film releases in January, situation will cool down.
Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan are among the other Pakistani actors, who have been banned from working in Bollywood in the aftermath of the Uri attack. While Fawad returned to Lahore, his upcoming film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil got stuck in major trouble ahead of its release.
Recently, Raees director Sidwani said that he could not understood where the rumours were circulating from.
He also disclosed the reasons as to why he was not commenting on the earlier reports regarding Mahira Khan’s replacement.
“I was not reacting to such reports or commenting because I feel that when someone speculates something and you go and respond to it, you are providing a platform to such speculations and rumours. I feel it is better to ignore such things,” Sidhwani said.