WEB DESK: The ban on Pakistani artists in India is said to be right by some of the Indian celebs while opposed by the others. Just as the movies in which Pakistani actors were already cast, such as Raees and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, are facing controversies by Indian extremists.
However, some artists who were about to be cast in any upcoming projects, have lost their chance to do so as the ban is imposed on the artists forever. Director Abhishek Jawkar says he was planning to cast Pakistani actress Mawra Hocane for his film Not a Prostitute but now he has dropped the plan.
“I will not work with any Pakistani actors in my upcoming film Not a Prostitute or in my future projects also. I was planning to cast Pakistani actress Mawra Hocane as the leading lady of my film Not a Prostitute. But now after the Uri attack and India’s surgical attack reply, I strongly feel I should support my country and the soldiers fighting for our nation,” Jawkar said.
The director, though denied about Mawra being a part of his project, said the name of the leading lady will be announced soon. “Casting a lead lady may take a week more and we’re planning to go on floors in November,” he said. Mawra last acted in the film Sanam Teri Kasam and was famous for the song Tu Kheench Meri Photo.