By Sarah Ilyas Ehtasham-Achieving higher standards of fame and admiration from her drama serial “Humsafar” which was on aired quite many times on Hum Tv and on Indian Tv channels, Mahira khan is all set to play her debut in Indian movie “Raees” opposite Shah Rukh Khan ,according to an Indian Newspaper , Times of India. Indian extremists are furious for casting a Pakistani Muslim girl in an Indian movie and threating the actress.
Mahira khan, who is currently being watched in a drama serial on HUM TV “Sadkay Tumare” opposite Adnan Malik, is known for her girl-next-door type characters in Pakistani media with her innocent and beautiful looks.
The Actress has already made her debut in Pakistani cinema with her movie” Bol” opposite Atif Aslam. The “Humsafar” fame lady visited India few months back after her hit drama serial gained popularity among the Indian audience. The “Dil Chahta Hai” actor/ director Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani took not much time to sign Mahira in their production “Raees” which is being directed by the national award winner Rahul Dholakia, for his movie “Parzania”.
In the film “Raees” the superstar Shah Rukh Khan is playing part of a Don and actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a Cop. According to a source,” the real Don Shah Rukh Khan dropped in during Mahira’s auditions to meet her”. Another source disclosed that “the film makers of “Raees” were in search of an international face for the movie other than a known Bollywood face”, this totally explains how Mahira clicked for this particular role.
Mahira khan is playing the role of Shah Rukh Khan’s wife in “Raees”. Shahrukh khan is a bootlegger who is based in Gujrat with his wife while Nawazudin is a cop in Mumbai who traps down the Don. According to the source “Mahira’s role is quite complexed but the director Rahul Dholakia and Producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar think she is perfect for this role”.
Before finalizing the cast of the movie “Raees”, rumors were that Sonam Kapoor or Kirti Sanon might be playing the leading role opposite Shah Rukh khan in his new movie. But we wish Mahira Khan all the best and hope for her safety that the Indian extremists won’t create problems for her during the making of the movie.