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The Pakistani actress, who made her film debut opposite singer-actor Atif Aslam in Shoaib Mansoor’s 2011 social drama, ‘Bol’, will be making her Bollywood debut with SRK’s movie. The makers were, apparently, looking for an international face instead of a familiar Bollywood name and that’s how Mahira bagged the coveted role.
The producer of the movie, Ritesh Sidhwani took to Twitter to confirm the development.
— Ritesh Sidhwani (@ritesh_sid) December 16, 2014
Mahira will play SRK’s wife in the film. SRK plays a gangster based in Gujarat while Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the cop who traps him in Mumbai.
Mahira, recently, made a visit to India in the last week of November, courtesy the channel Zindagi, on which the Pakistani shows are telecasted and that was when the beautiful actress met the makers to discuss the project.
The Pakistani beauty first made news in India with her TV show ‘Humsafar’ where she portrayed the role of a simple yet strong girl ‘Khirad’ opposite Fawad Khan. The show became an instant hit and the lead pair of the show – Mahira and Fawad – overnight stars. Fawad recently made his Bollywood debut in the movie ‘Khoobsurat’ and earned rave reviews from the critics and audiences alike.
If everything goes by what’s decided, ‘Raees’ directed by Rahul Dholakia goes on floors in February 2015. The movie is expected to be shot in the interiors of Gujarat.