Raees has been in much controversy from the past few months. Especially, SRK’s co-star Mahira Khan’s 2011 interview with Pakistani comedian Omar Sharif that had went viral, had created loud buzz. In the interview, she had said,
“We should never be inspired from Indians. We are not Bollywood.”
Now the actress has contradicted her statement after it has been announced that the film is soon be released in Pakistan.
I felt it was so unnecessary. Because the fact is, I’ve always been such a big Bollywood fan from the time I was very young. I remember I’d watch new Bollywood films every Thursday night on a video cassette. The entire week I’d wait for that Thursday-night treat.
On hearing this news, Mahira Khan has openly expressed her happiness. She has said,
“Raees’ is releasing soon in Pakistan and believe me, everybody is waiting for the film just like people had waited all over the world, and I believe that it is going to do amazing business here. The big fear was people will come to watch the movie and hoot for Shah Rukh, not for me. When my family watched the movie, they were also screaming for him. But the kind of response I received has been completely fantastic and I am very grateful.”