Mahira Khan is still a part of Shah Rukh Khan-starer Raees. According to reports, her remaining part will now be shot in Abu Dhabi.
Mahira Khan will not be replaced in Raees despite a ban on Pakistani actors enforced by MNS. According to reports, the makers of the Shah Rukh Khan film will go ahead with Mahira and shoot her remaining scenes at an “undisclosed” location. They think replacing her is not a cost-efficient option. Raees producers Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar and SRK and director Rahul Dholakia are all optimistic that by the time the film releases in January, things 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 Diwali release. Much has happened in the past one month around the controversy. MNS chief Raj Thackeray met ADHM director Karan Johar on Saturday and lifted the ban on the release of the KJo film. However, his demand about banning the Pakistani artistes continues.