Considering Mahira’s Raees is already on the verge of completing Raees, with only few opening scenes between her and actor SRK left to be filmed, the producers took the decision on practical grounds. While Shah Rukh can shoot the remaining portions in Mumbai, it is now impossible to get Mahira in India for the same. According to speculations, the entire unit will fly to Abu Dhabi where they will recreate the Mumbai set.
Raees is Mahira’s Bollywood debut. She has already shot for over 20 days with SRK at various locations before the controversy broke. Considering the story involves her character from 18-year-old teenager to a 35-year-old woman, it would be really difficult for the producers to find a quick replacement who would fit the bill. Hence, they have decided to retain Mahira and shoot her scenes abroad.