The reaction from the rising India-Pakistan pressures has antagonistically influenced Pakistani artists working in India.
Numerous in India have required the boycott of Pakistani artist in India and the other way around.
The report went ahead to include that, “It was a very painful decision for producerRitesh Sidhwani to take. The pressure to replace her had been building up for months. It reached a crescendo after the Uri attacks. It came to a point where it became impossible to shoot with any Pakistani. People suggested all kinds of solutions to the impasse, including shooting in Dubai. But it didn’t seem viable. Now, Mahira has unfortunately been relieved of her duties.”