While many from the Bollywood fraternity have spoken against the MNS decision to ban all Pakistani actors working in Indian films, director Abhishek Jawkar, who debuted in the industry with a thriller film called Missing On A Weekend, 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. Director/Producer Jawkar next is based on the escort industry.