The recent ban on the working of Pakistani artists in India is taking a new turn each passing day. While political parties in Maharashtra including Raj Thackeray’s MNS, have demanded a ban on working of these actors, our Indian filmmakers are now in a fix. They are definitely not in a position to re shoot the complete movie and replace Pakistani actor with someone else. Keeping their problems and issues in mind, Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPAA), announced yesterday that Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees and Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil will get a go ahead inspite of the ban since the movie was already shot before but for the rest of the movies, filmmakers are advised not to cast anyone from our neighbouring country.
We were sure SRK would be delighted after hearing this news, however there is something that is still bothering him. Raees’s shooting is still not complete. Opening sequences of Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira Khan are yet to be shot together without which the movie can’t release. The movie was slated to release in January next year hence it was obvious that makers didn’t rush to finish their shoot. After shooting for certain scenes earlier this year, SRK got busy with other movies including Alia Bhatt’s Dear Zindagi and Anushka Sharma’s The Ring. He was supposed to shoot remaining portions of Raees in November once he returns for the promotions of Gauri Shinde’s next directorial (Dear Zindagi), however the recent ban has complicated all the scenario. Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees gets a go ahead from IMPAA