Mumbai: Pakistani television actor Mawra Hocane visit the sets of Comedy Classes to promote their upcoming film Sanam Tere Kasam, in Mumbai on Jan. 24, 2016. (Photo: IANS) Image Credit: IANS

Director Abhishek Jawkar says he was planning to cast Pakistani actress Mawra Hocane in his film Not a Prostitute but has now 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... 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.

Hocane last acted in the film Sanam Teri Kasam and was famous for the song Tu Khinch Meri Photo.

Jawkar made his directorial debut with Missing on a Weekend starring actor Pawan Malhotra. Based on the escort industry, Not a Prostitute, has also been written by him.

“Casting a lead lady may take a week more and we’re planning to go on floors in November,” he said.

Not a Prostitute will release in India on November 2017.