Pakistani TV actress Mahira Khan who became a household name after Humsafar serial will soon make her Bollywood debut alongside Shahrukh Khan in his upcoming film Raees. The shooting is over, and Mahira is more than glad to share the screen space with the King Khan.
Here we share some of the facts which Mahira revealed herself post the shooting of the film Raees
Mahira Tried to match Shahrukh Khan while shooting for Raees
Back in Pakistan, Mahira has a habit of poking her nose in everybody’s job. However, she was warned not to repeat the same behavior when she is shooting for a Bollywood film. So, it was a total different experience for her. She made her entry here as a sponge, ready to absorb everything that came her away. Next, she started listening on the sets and even tried to match the skills of the King. Though he failed, she still tried to make it better.
She Improved as an Actor After Shooting with Shah Rukh Khan
When Mahira Khan packed up her bag and reached Pakistan to work in the Pakistani Film industry once again, her director was shocked to see a much better actress in Mahira. She was shooting for a song in Ho Man Jahan and a happily surprised director walked towards her, and exclaimed,’ What has happened to you. You’ve grown up as an actor..’ Mahira thinks it is all because she left her comfort zone, moved to another country to do a film, learnt lot of things from her co-actor (which, of course was Shah Rukh Khan) and returned home with lots of acting skills.
She was all amazed by the Crew Members who Rooted for her all the while
In an interview with NDTV Mahira Khan confessed that she was not only encouraged by her co-star Shah Rukh Khan, but also the crew members of her film Raees. She said, “The people were very kind and the crew was amazing. The crew was rooting for me. Even when I couldn’t get a dialogue right or a dance step right I could see them encouraging me. It was really nice. That’s what happened here (in Pakistan). I thought I’ll miss it there.”
For Mahira, India was Like Home away from Home
Coming to shoot from one country to another is not easy, especially when the two countries do not share good and friendly relations. However, Indians are known for their hospitality, especially if they are Pakistani artists. Mahira too could feel the positive vibes in the country where she was welcomed with open arms.
“Sometimes I used to miss home, but that was the initial 10 days or so, when I was getting into character. After that they were all my people. Now that I’ll go back again, I will be a lot more confident and happier. I know that I’m going back to these people,” she quoted in her interview. (Source)
TV or Films? What is Mahira Khan’s Preference?
Mahira Khan, who has acted both in TV serials and Films says there is not much difference between the two apart the fact that Films are larger than life. She, however, insists that for her both the platforms are all about acting. When asked to spot the difference, she said TV serials are repetitive while Films are not.
Mahira Khan’s Bollywood debut film Raees is all set to hit the theatres in 2016, while her two films in her home country – Ho Mann Jahan and Bin Roye is expected to release this year.