Rumours of Pakistani actor Ali Zafar being replaced by Tahir Raj Bhasin in Gauri Shinde directorial ‘Dear Zindagi’ made headlines. They surfaced when the Pakistani actor did not feature in a promotional song of the upcoming film. Instead of Ali, Tahir Raj was seen shooting for the song with Alia.
The reason for the actor being replaced was the diktat set by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, who had asked for a boycott of Pakistani artistes from the Indian film industry post the Uri attack.
Dharma Productions, have however refuted replacement reports and said Tahir has shot only for the promotional song. Ali is very much a part of the film.
‘Dear Zindagi’ stars Shah Rukh Khan, Angad Bedi, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kunal Kapoor and Ali Zafar in pivotal roles. It will be releasing on November 25.
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