Raees has been involved in lots of controversies till date. The film is finally going to release on January 25, 2017 but the speculations are still very much alive. Earlier there were reports of Mahira Khan’s role being fully chopped but her character was very much present in the trailer. Shah Rukh Khan recently told Raj Thackeray (MNS leader), that Mahira won’t be joining him while for promotions of Raees. This all started when the director of the film was quoted saying that there are no governmental restriction on Pakistani actors coming to India and Mahira Khan would be brought to India for promotions if needed. Unfortunately, this did not went well with the MNS leader.
According to the Indian Express, in a meeting that lasted for almost an hour, SRK promised Raj that he will not bring Mahira Khan to India for Raees promotions, nor will he work with any Pakistani actors in the future. Confirming this statement, Amey Khopkar of MNS told Indian Express, “There was news in the media for the past one week that SRK is going to get Mahira Khan to India. But after the meeting, SRK made it clear that Mahira Khan won’t be a part of any promotions for Raees.”
SRK assured Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray that Mahira Khan, in his forthcoming release “Raees” will not come to India for promoting the film. MNS had earlier vowed to stop release of “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” and SRK’s “Raees” which has cast Mahira Khan. While Ae Dil Hai Mushkil managed to get a safe release and Raees was still caught up into the controversy. However, Raees has now finally received Green Signal in India and it is cleared that Mahira Khan will not be going back to India to promote Raees or whatsoever.
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