Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming movie ‘Raees’ release has been opposed by MNS party as it stars Pakistani actress Mahira Khan as the lead actress.
Recently Shah Rukh Khan paid the MNS chief Raj Thackeray a visit to assure him that the leading lady of Raees from Pakistan won’t be coming to India to promote the film.
“He didn’t take anyone from the film’s team into confidence. But being the film’s co-producer, he initiated a move to ensure his film’s smooth release,” a source said to a leading daily.
“Today Shah Rukh goes to the MNS to ensure them that Mahira Khan is not coming to India. Tomorrow, the MNS may demand that individuals from specific communities will not be allowed to work in our films at all,” added the source.
According to another source close to the ‘Raees’ movie the actor decided to meet the politician to clear the air about the rumour that he intended to shoot a song with Mahira Khan in Dubai to avoid the anti-Pakistan glare in Mumbai.
“This was completely wrong. We’ve shot all the portions that were needed with Mahira Khan. There was no need or any move to shoot a new song with Shah Rukh and Mahira in Dubai or anywhere else. Such loose talk was damaging the smooth release of Raees,” he said.
Producer Ritesh Sidhvani also denied the rumors of shooting for another song with Mahira Khan.