Mahira Khan stays in Raees, says Farhan Akhtar

After threats of ban on films starring Pakistani actors, there were rumours that Mahira Khan has been replaced in Shahrukh Khan starrer Raees. However the film’s co-producer Farhan Akhtar says they’ve no plans of  of replacing her.

“What can I say? We’ve completed her shooting. The film is ready for release. If we had shot the film after the recent developments we would have certainly not worked with any artiste from Pakistan,” says Farhan. He also talked about the protest against Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

“It should not have happened in the first place. Karan started  the film a year ago. Is he supposed to pay a retrospective penalty?” asks Farhan.

Farha also said that there is no question of paying 5 cr to Indian Army Fund as they have refused. “How we choose to show our solidarity to our brave jawaans is up to us. I don’t think anyone outside the Indian government is authorised to brief us on how to deal with our conscience.”

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