Farhan Akhtar: Mahira Khan is not replacing in Raees
A few days ago, a news was that, Mahira Khan ouster from Raees, Farhan Akhtar says Mahira Khan is not replacing in Raees.
Farhan Akhtar co-produced the film, he totally dismisses rumours of replacing her, action thriller film directed by Rahul Dholakia, which stars Shahrukh Khan in the lead role.
Karan Johar’s film was rightly released on time in spite of the Pakistani presence in the cast.
“What can I say? We’ve completed her shooting. The film is ready for release. If we had shot the film after the recent developments (the deterioration in Indo-Pak relations) we would have certainly not worked with any artiste from Pakistan,” says Farhan.
“It (the attempts to stop Johar’s film) should not have happened in the first place. Karan started the film a year ago. Is he supposed to pay a retrospective penalty?” asks Farhan.
Discounting all possibilities of offering the army Rs 5 crore as “penalty” for the Pakistani presence, as suggested by the MNS, Farhan says, “How we choose to show our solidarity to our brave jawaans is up to us. I don’t think anyone outside the Indian government is authorised to brief us on how to deal with our conscience.”
On the work front, Farhan Akhtar next will be seen musical drama Rock On 2, It also stars, Arjun Rampal, Prachi Desai, and Purab Kohli Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles.
This film is directed by Shujaat Saudagar, produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, and with music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, is scheduled to release on 11 November 2016.