After Shah Rukh Khan announced a grand trailer release of his much-awaited action thriller ‘Raees’ on December 7th, here comes a sad news as well. But lead actress Mahira Khan’s role has been chopped off.
The Pakistani actress reportedly had two songs in the film, one of which had been canned earlier this year. While that might be retained in the film, she will not be coming back to India to shoot the second one. A romantic scene between SRK and Mahira has also reportedly been chopped off.
This is as a result of the Indian film industry’s ban on Pakistani artistes, following the Uri attack and India’s surgical strike along the LoC.
The Pak actress shot her last in the cities of Bhuj, Ahmedabad and Mumbai in the country.
Mahira is one of the popular actress in Pakistan and she wanted to make her career in bollywood through SRK’s ‘Raees’ and she plays SRK’s love interest in the film.
Raees is reportedly not a romantic one. Shah Rukh plays the par of a bootlegger named Raees Alam in the film and meets his nemesis in ACP Ghulam Patel, a policeman being essayed by Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
The report also suggests that it was not difficult to chop Mahira’s role, but it remains to be seen how much screen time she will finally be left with, given that the makers do not intend to hurt the public sentiment.