Mahira was wronged by Indians: Rahul Dholakia

Monitoring Desk: Filmmaker Rahul Dholakia, who directed Mahira Khan in the 2017 film Raees, says Indians have “wronged” the Pakistani actress.

Mahira spoke to film news platform Bollywood Hungama while she was in Dubai for the Masala! Awards 2017 and said, “Whether it was Shah Rukh Khan or Rahul or Ritesh Batra or Farhan Akhtar, they all have been so amazing. At the end of the day, it’s about films, which is bigger than all of us combined. The film needed to be released. The film had to do well. They were all amazing. They still are.”

Dholakia found it “so sweet”.

He shared the link to Mahira’s interview on Twitter on Friday and commented, “Somewhere I feel we have wronged her. Our people forgot that she is an artist, not the enemy! We took away her right as an actor! Unfair. Mahira Khan, you are wonderful and thank you for being a part of Raees.”

Mahira visited India last year to shoot for the film alongside Bollywood heartthrob Shah Rukh Khan.

However, the actress was not allowed to attend promotional events of the film in India after a ban was imposed, by some groups, on Pakistani artistes to work in India.