Photo: FILE

Photo: FILE

WEB DESK: After the rumors started circulating about Mahira Khan being replaced in Shahrukh Khan’s Raees which will mark her Bollywood debut, producer Ritesh cleared about the news just being what they were, rumors. 

Even after the ban imposed by MNS, Mahira Khan is still very much a part of her upcoming debut, and will be completing the remaining of the shooting on a secret location, reports The Indian Express.

Producers think replacing her is not a cost-efficient option. Raees producers Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar and SRK and director Rahul Dholakia are all optimistic that by the time the film releases in January, things will cool down.

She has already shot for over 20 days with SRK at various locations before the controversy broke. Considering the story involves her character from 18-year-old teenager to a 35-year-old woman, it would be really difficult for the producers to find a quick replacement who would fit the bill.

Hence, they have decided to retain Mahira and shoot her scenes abroad.