Director Gauri Shinde says she kept her fingers crossed Pakistani artistes broke out yet she never considered supplanting on-screen character Ali Zafar from her upcoming film Dear Zindagi.
"I never wanted to replace him (Ali Zafar). I just kept my fingers crossed. There was a lot of work to do so there was no time to sit and worry as post production work was going on," Gauri told to a news agency.
Raj Thackeray led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had disrupt the screening of movies highlighting Pakistani artistes amid the arrival of Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
KJo needed to turn out with an announcement promising to never work with Pakistani artistes. MNS at long last gave in after a meeting with the makers at the intercession of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Ms Shinde, 42, says she didn't have any substitute arrangement.
"I would have contemplated it if the circumstance ended up like that. Why consider it now? The film is about living at the time. It dislike I was distant from everyone else sitting in one room, there were individuals around me like Shah Rukh and others," she included.
The English Vinglish chief says what happened with Johar amid the arrival of his film was "awful".
"It was tragic, what transpired (Karan Johar). I think Karan confronted it for every one of us. It got less demanding post that. Karan needed to confront the brunt as his film started things out. No one expected this as everything was going fine (amongst India and Pakistan). It's been a great deal simple for us today as he confronted it all," she said.
Discharging on November 25 the film likewise stars Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kunal Kapoor and Angad Bedi.