On Monday, Shah Rukh Khan paid the MNS chief Raj Thackeray a visit to assure him that the leading lady of Raees from Pakistan won’t be coming to India to promote the film.
A source close to the film says the visit was entirely Shah Rukh’s own decision. “He didn’t take anyone from the film’s team into confidence. But being the film’s co-producer he initiated a move to ensure his film’s smooth release.”
However a source close to Raees reveals that Shah Rukh’s visit to the MNS chief was necessity dictated by the rumour that he intended to shoot a song with Mahira Khan in Dubai to avoid the anti-Pakistan glare in Mumbai.
“This was completely wrong. We’ve shot all the portions that were needed with Mahira Khan. There was no need or any move to shoot a new song with Shah Rukh and Mahira in Dubai or anywhere else. Such loose talk was damaging the smooth release of Raees,” says the source.
Producer Ritesh Sidhvani confirms that rumours of extra shooting with Mahira are completely false