Ankita Shorey: Went through the look test for ‘Raees’

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Former Femina Miss India (2011) Ankita Shorey confirmed that she was part of Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming ‘Raees’ but later replaced by Pakistani actress Mahira Khan.

“Yes, I was the initial choice for the female lead of the film. In fact I went through the look test for the role as it is a character of a Pakistani Muslim girl, and they (filmmaker/producers) were looking for a certain face. I waited for six months for the confirmation and join the workshop to prepare for the role. However, there was a last minute change happen,” the model-turned-actress said.

Ankita said she had got to know about the rumours when recently she was in Paris for the French European Indian Fashion Week. Though in the beginning she did not feel the need to explain things to the media but later she understood the importance of a clarification.

“When I read it online, the article clearly said that someone from the production house unveiled the story. Since the fact was right, I was silent and did not give my statement. Later heard rumours like I have been replaced because of my nationality and religion. There is no truth to that at all. So today I am making the official statement,” she said.

Though it could have been a great launch for her opposite SRK, Ankita does not have any bad feelings for anyone at missing the opportunity.

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“As a human being, I had an expectation and I felt a little bad when I got to know it but I believe that everything happens for a reason. The only regret is that I missed out a chance to work with Excel Entertainment and Shah Rukh Khan. Mahira is a great actress, I am sure she has done a good job,” she said.

Ankita Shorey looks stunning during an ad shoot

Ankita Shorey looks stunning during an ad shoot

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PFMI International 2011 Ankita Shorey unveils Asia Cup Polo Trophy at a press conference, held in Four Seasons hotel, Mumbai, on March 28, 2013.

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PFMI EARTH 2011, Hasleen Kaur(L) and PFMI International 2011, Ankita Shorey (R) poses for photogs, as they celebrate the ‘Wonder Called Women’ at DLF, Saket on March 14, 2012 .

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Now, the gorgeous Pantaloons Femina Miss India International 2011, Ankita Shorey, has pledged to donate her eyes and would like to urge people to do the same thing. “This is a cause very close to my heart. I have a friend whose mom went blind. It was devastating. By pledging our eyes when we are gone, we can give someone else a chance to see this beautiful world,” says Ankita.

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Her initiative, supported by Provogue, has gained momentum over the past few weeks.She recently met choreographerturned-director Farah Khan, who has now pledged her eyes. Says Farah, “I always had organ donation on my mind and wanted to start with my eyes. But we tend to get so busy with our lives that we end up putting things on the back burner. When Ankita and I met, we spoke about it and she got me a form. It’s a great initiative by her and the effort she is putting in is commendable.”

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