The much awaited film Raees, starring Mahira Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, was scheduled to release in January earlier this year, but after the Uri attacks things did not go as planned. The film’s director Rahul Dholakia recently took to Twitter to say that he feels they “have wronged Mahira Khan.”
While the filmmakers managed to retain Mahira’s part in the film, she was not invited to India for the film’s promotions, which was seen as quite the ordeal. In a recent interview, Mahira spoke of her experience, “Whether it was Shah Rukh Khan or Rahul or Ritesh Sidhwani or Farhan Akhtar, they all have been so amazing. At the end of the day, it’s about films, which is bigger than all of us combined. The film needed to be released. The film had to do well. They were all amazing. They still are.”
So sweet ! Somewhere I feel We have wronged her. our people forgot that she is an artist, not the enemy ! we took away her right as an actor ! Unfair. @TheMahiraKhan you are wonderful and thank you for being a part of #Raees https://t.co/pFMutxN1qq
— rahul dholakia (@rahuldholakia) December 15, 2017
This led to director Rahul sharing the article on Twitter, while adding, “So sweet! Somewhere I feel we have wronged her. Our people forgot that she is an artist, not the enemy. We took away her right as an actor. Unfair. Mahira Khan you are wonderful and thank you for being a part of Raees.”
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