Pakistani Actress Mahira Khan to Play Shah Rukh Khan’s Love in Raees

By Goher Iqbal Punn, Film Critic & Entertainment Analyst, Showbiz Bites

mahira-showbizbites-01Raees leading lady has now been finally disclosed. It is not Sonam Kapoor or any other Bollywood leading actress at all rather from across the border the Pakistani beauty has been taken on board to play Shah Rukh Khan’s love in the film. Well, she is none other than the famed Pakistani TV actress Mahira Khan, who is much famous for her television serial ‘Humsafar’ that gained equal popularity in Pakistan and India respectively.

So, it is final and confirmed now that Mahira Khan is the leading lady of Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment’s venture ‘Raees’.

There have been many speculations about the name of Raees leading lady and a number of names were buzzing in the media. The makers made silence on the name and now they thought it was the right time to disclose the name.

Bollywood’s inclination towards getting Pakistani stars on board has become a fashion and trend now and this way, the Pakistani stars obviously are being benefited since the entertainment industry over there has almost lost and they need the work, which is now being endowed to them by Bollywood. It’s a good gesture to make a good bonding between the two countries.

Mahira, 31, is now making her Bollywood debut opposite Bollywood’s King Khan and it would surely be her luck that her debut is happening with none other than the King of Bollywood and with noted banner of the film industry.


Raees stars Shah Rukh Khan, Mahira Khan and Nawazuudin Siddiqui in main leads. Rahul Dholakia directs this venture. Mahira was in Mumbai recently and seemingly it is her popular serial Humsafar that grabbed her Bollywood debut.

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