How did Mahira get the role opposite Shah Rukh Khan ? Explains the director in the below press release. She is perfect for the role and also popular in India, says the director.
Mahira Khan has been signed as the leading lady in SRK’s upcoming film, Raees, that also features Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Mahira visited Mumbai last month after Humsafar gained popularity in India. Producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar were the quickest to finalize the Pakistani beauty for Raees, which will be directed by Rahul Dholakia. The makers of Raees were looking for an international face, rather than a familiar Bollywood name, and there Mahira Khan stepped in to bag the prestigious role. As per sources, “Mahira will play SRK’s wife in the film. He’s a gangster based in Gujarat while Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the cop who traps him in Mumbai.
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