The on-going tension between India and Pakistan and ban on Pakistani artistes has put Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Raees in trouble.
Another Pakistani actress Mahira Khan was making her Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Raees.
However, with the escalating frenzy after the terror attacks in Uri, producer Ritesh Sidhwani had to replace Mahira.
According to a report in DNA, a source revealed,
It was a very painful decision for producer Ritesh Sidhwani to take. The pressure to replace her had been building up for months. It reached a crescendo after the Uri attacks. It came to a point where it became impossible to shoot with any Pakistani. People suggested all kinds of solutions to the impasse, including shooting in Dubai. But it didn’t seem viable. Now, Mahira has unfortunately been relieved of her duties. The Raees team needs to find a new girl in two weeks’ time.