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Mahira Khan Calls The Ban On Pakistani Artists Working In India ‘Just Sad’

Vatsal Thakore

May 19, 2021

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Mahira Khan of Raees fame talks about feeling ‘sad’ about the banning of Pakistani artists from working in India, ahead of her web series release on ZEE5.

Mahira Khan, the Pakistani actress, who had made her Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the film Raees, is all set to star in an upcoming ZEE5 series. While talking about working in the show, Mahira Khan revealed how she felt about the banning of Pakistani artists from working in the Bollywood industry. Read on to know more about it.

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After the Uri attacks in 2016, the All Indian Cine Workers Association put a ban on all Pakistani artists from working in India. Mahira Khan, who had completed shooting for her first Bollywood film, Raees, with Shah Rukh Khan, then could not attend any of the promotional events of the film. Now that she is going to star in a ZEE5 series, she talks about the whole situation where Pakistani artists were banned from working in India.

In an interview with Film Companion, Mahira said that she was offered to work in some web series on Indian platforms, but she rejected those projects because she was scared. She said, “It wasn’t, ‘What will people say?’ I was just like, ‘I don’t know if I want to go there.’ They were great, there was some content which was amazing and which I didn’t want to miss out on.” She also said that the banning of the artists from her country was ‘just sad’ and made her unhappy.

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Mahira Khan also said that she is not afraid of accepting any big projects anymore if they come her way and that she is now more focused on her work. She said, “Now I’m a bit more like, ‘No, you can’t let something that was political, affect your choices.’” Mahira Khan will be seen narrating some stories in her upcoming web series on ZEE5.

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