Viral Video: 'Patriotic' Pakistani actress Mahira Khan takes a dig at India and Bollywood

Updated: Jan 02, 2017, 10:08 IST | mid-day online correspondent

In a video that has gone viral, Pakistani actress Mahira Khan, who is set to make her Bollywood debut opposite superstar Shah Rukh Khan in 'Raees', can be seen taking a dig at India and Bollywood

Viral Video: 'Patriotic' Pakistani actress Mahira Khan takes a dig at India and Bollywood
Mahira Khan. Pic/YouTube

In a video that has gone viral on social media, Pakistani actress Mahira Khan, who is set to make her Bollywood debut opposite superstar Shah Rukh Khan in 'Raees', can be seen taking a dig at India and Bollywood.

The clip shows Mahira Khan saying, "Aapko India se inspire nahi hona chahiye. Bilkul nahi. Hum Bollywood nahi hain (You should not get inspired from India. Not at all. We are not Bollywood)."

The video is said to be from a chat show hosted by Pakistani comedian Omar Sharif few years back.

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Earlier this month, Shah Rukh Khan assured Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray that Mahira Khan will not come to India for promoting the film.

In view of SRK's clarifications, the MNS will not oppose the January 25 release or screening of 'Raees' in cinema halls.

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After September 18 Uri attack that left 19 Indian soldiers dead and the September 28 surgical strikes by India on Pakistan terror camps, the MNS had strongly protested against hiring of Pakistani actors by Indian film-makers.

Thackeray had vowed to stop release of a few films in which Pakistani actors are playing roles, including Karan Johar's 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' featuring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan and SRK's 'Raees' which has cast Mahira Khan.

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MNS had staged dramatic protests prior to the release of 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' but finally relented after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis brokered peace with MNS, Johar and the Film & Television Producers Guild of India.

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This paved the way for the film's peaceful release and exhibition across Maharashtra on October 28.

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