Bollywood is awaiting the release of Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees. The Rahul Dholakia directed film not only is going to be a package of entertainment, but also a package of controversies. Already, the film has courted quite enough controversy with presence of Mahira Khan, a Pakistani actress. Everything was as fine as it could be between India and Pakistan, until the terrorist attack in Uri, that cost the lives of 19 Indian soldiers. since there has been a political unrest between the two countries and the entertainment industry has been affected as well. Demands of banning Pakistani artistes from working in India were made by political parties and were met with by IMPPA. There were threats issued to SRK’s Raees as well for there was Mahira, starring in it. The matter cooled down gradually, but this OLD video of Mahira Khan might just stir things up again.
A popular Twitterati who often speaks on political issues has posted a video on their social media platform. The video is a short clipping of the actress in conversation with the Pakistani comedian Omar Sharif during a 2011 interview. The duo are talking about Bollywood with each other in the short clip, and Mahira says, “We should never be inspired from Indians. We are not Bollywood,” There has been massive outrage against the particular clip on Twitter.
Views of our patriotic Raees's Pakistani co-actress Mahira Khan about India and Bollywood.
Plz sell your self-esteem before watching Raees. pic.twitter.com/OFozL8iEY8
— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) December 29, 2016
Set in 1980s Gujarat, Raees tells the story of a bootlegger whose business is thwarted by a tough cop. The film is produced by Excel Entertainment and Red Chillies Entertainment. The film also features Nawazuddin Siddiqui and and will hit the movie screens on January 25, 2017.
Raees is slated to release on January 25, and this hate mongering is textbook defamation. With little to no context, the words uttered by Mahira could be misconstrued in any which way. What do you have to say about the video? Tell us in comments below.
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