According To 'Raees' Director, "Indians have wronged Mahira Khan"
Rahul took to Twitter to share his love for Mahira. The tweet read,
“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.”
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 as well.
Mahira was not allowed to attend the promotional events of the film in India, after a ban was placed by some groups on Pakistani artist to work in India.