From few days, the news is making rounds that Pakistani actress Mahira Khan is getting replaced in Raees. It is said that due to the recent ban on Pakistani artistes in India, the decision has been taken by the team. Along with this, there are rumours that the release date of Shah Rukh Khan’s film is again pushed ahead.
When producer Ritesh Sidhwani was asked about the change in the release date, the director said that the date is not changed. As mentioned by a portal, he said, “We are sticking to the release date we announced earlier for ‘Raees‘. I don’t think something like a ban has happened.”
Ritesh further adds, “The association has itself written to the government that people who have already made their films, who have completed their shooting, we should respect that. Let those movies release and whatever the government decides in the future, they will take a call on that.”
When he was asked about his opinion on a ban on Pak actors and replacement, he said, “I don’t want to comment on that (Pakistani actors ban). It is very sensitive. Right now everything is very heated, I don’t think it is the right moment to talk about it.”
The film was initially supposed to release on Eid 2016, along with Salman Khan’s Sultan. Well, now the film will hit the screens along with Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil on January 26, 2017. The trailer of both the films is expected to release soon.