Saira Khan had replaced Sherlyn Chopra in Kamasutra 3D, a film directed by Rupesh Paul.
Expressing his grief, director Rupesh Paul said as quated by DNA, “I found out about the news and was shocked. Later, I noticed that nobody had reported it and that was even more shocking. She deserved to be recognised for her performance and to remain unknown even after the brilliance she had is even more hurtful. It’s a mourning time for us and I hope she Rests in Peace.”Admiring Saira Khan's talent, Rupesh Paul said that it took him months to finally get Saira Khan on board for 'Kamasutra 3D'.
"It was difficult for Saira to sign the film because she came from a very conservative Muslim family and to make a debut with such a bold film after all the fuss in the media about it was in itself challenging. It took us months to finally get her on board but the wait was worth it as nobody else could've done justice to the movie unlike her," said Rupesh Paul.
Saira Khan had done a few regional movies before making her Bollywood debut with Kamasutra 3D.