Film-maker Rahul Dholakia, who directed Mahira Khan in the 2017 film Raees, says Indians have “wronged” the Pakistani actor.
While Mahira was in Dubai for the Masala! Awards 2017, she spoke to Bollywood Hungama and said, “Whether it was Shah Rukh Khan, Ritesh Batra, Farhan Akhtar or Rahul, they all have been so amazing. It was important for Raees to be released and do well at the box office. At the end of the day it’s all about films, which is bigger than all of us combined.”
Rahul found her statement “sweet,” and shared a link of her interview on his Twitter handle. He captioned, “Somewhere I feel we have wronged her. Our people forgot that she is an artist, not the enemy! We took away her right as an actor! Unfair. Mahira Khan you are wonderful and thank you for being a part of Raees.”
So sweet ! Somewhere I feel We have wronged her. our people forgot that she is an artist, not the enemy ! we took away her right as an actor ! Unfair. @TheMahiraKhan you are wonderful and thank you for being a part of #Raees https://t.co/pFMutxN1qq
— rahul dholakia (@rahuldholakia) December 15, 2017
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The Verna actor was in India last year to shoot for the film alongside King Khan. However, she was not allowed to attend the promotional events of the film in the country, after a ban was imposed by some groups on Pakistani artist to work in India.
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