Some Indians seem not to be very happy with Mahira Khan’s upcoming appearance in Raees alongside Shah Rukh Khan.
Mahira Khan will appear with Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan, a.k.a King Khan, in Rahul Dholkia’s upcoming movie Raees. Other actors to star in Raees include Farhan Akhter and Nawazulldin Saddique.
The shooting for Raees is scheduled to start in February 2015 but the Pakistani actress is pretty upset after she received the threats.
Mahira Khan is not the only artist from Pakistan to appear in any Bollywood movies but she would be the first Pakistani actress to appear with Shah Rukh Khan. Famous figures like Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Atif Aslam, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Veena Malik, Ali Zafar and many others have been contributing their talent in different forms on the Indian showbiz stage. There is a huge fan base of some of these artists and some have been reportedly spending more time in India working then they do in Pakistan.
Mahira Khan claimed fame in India after the Pakistani TV Serial Humsafar was aired on Indian TV Channel Zindagi. She appeared alongside Fawad Khan in the much successful Pakistani Drama Serial Humsafar. Fawad Khan has also appeared alongside Sonam Kapoor in Khoobsurat.
It is not clear if the threats will affect the shooting but it will certainly put other Pakistani artists to think twice before working in Indian movie industry. India, on the other hand, should take strict action against extremist elements who threaten the artists and actors.