Following Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s antipathy towards Pakistani artistes, the makers of Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira Khan-starrer ‘Raees’ had decided not to bring Mahira aboard for promotions. We also heard that Shah Rukh himself met MNS honcho Raj Thackeray to talk it out and ensure a smooth release for the film. ‘Raees’ is Mahira’s first Bollywood break and it sure left her disappointed. However, rumours now suggest she will promote ‘Raees’ virtually!
Apparently, the actress is gearing up to talk to the Indian media over Skype video calls. Earlier, she posed with a T-shirt which had a ‘Raees’ dialogue written on it, and shared the photo on Instagram.
While promotions remain an integral part of a film’s pre-release activities, not many actors have taken to the unconventional path of virtual promotions. It would be interesting if Mahira actually joins us for a video conference.
However, she or the makers have not yet officially confirmed it. Watch this space for more updates.