Mahira Khan had gained immense popularity after she was signed against the the King Khan of Bollywood for Raees, by Rahul Dholakia. However, things got tense between India and Pakistan after the Uri attacks, prior to the its release and that resulted in missing of promotions by Mahira Khan.
Mahira however bore no grudge and took it all in a stride. In a recent interview, expressing her views on working in Bollywood and then being banned from promotional events, she said, “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.”
Rahul Dholakia truly appreciated her dedication and optimism and blamed his people for turning against her. He tweeted,