Not competing with Mahira Khan, says Mawra Hocane on Bollywood debut

Published: January 29, 2016
Actor claims she's the youngest star from Pakistan to make debut in Bollywood. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM

Actor claims she's the youngest star from Pakistan to make debut in Bollywood. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM

As the two leading ladies of Pakistan, Mahira Khan and Mawra Hocane, gear up to make their Bollywood debut this year, all eyes are set on their box-office battle!

While fans of each are banking on their favourites, Mawra Hocane, who will be seen in upcoming Bollywood film Sanam Teri Kasam, thinks there is no competition with Mahira Khan, who will star alongside B-Town megastar Shah Rukh Khan in Raees. 


She said that the Humsafar actor is someone she looks up to and is proud of.

“When Mahira’s show Humsafar released I was not even an actor. I look up to her. She is stunning and truly gorgeous in the real sense. There is no competition at all. She has been in the industry longer, it has been only two-and-half years for me,” Mawra told PTI, reports Indian Express.

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She further expressed her excitement at debuting in Bollywood at the same as Mahira. “I feel great that we will be debuting in Bollywood in the same year. I am really proud of her. It will be wonderful because we both will be nominated as debutantes and that is something fantastic,” said Mawra.

The 23-year-old actor also shared that Sanam Teri Kasam will release in India and Pakistan simultaneously in February and is already making waves in her hometown.

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“People in Pakistan did not expect the film to be this big. They are thrilled and the word of mouth is very positive there. No one of my age [from Pakistan] has come to India and done a film. Nobody has been ‘launched’ in that sense. I am extremely grateful that I am a part of this film,” she said.

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Revealing further about how she bagged the role in the romantic-drama, Mawra said, “The makers had called me and narrated the story on Skype. The moment they said that it’s a story of a simple, bespectacled girl I knew I would be doing it. Because when you have a girl with spectacles, you will also have her transformation. I will get to show both sides,” she said adding, “I was on board instantly.”

She added that she is content with her experience and isn’t nervous about the release. “I am not nervous really. I am not over-confident either but very satisfied because what we wanted to create, we have achieved that. Everyone worked as a team and I am very pleased with the result,” she said.

The actor will be seen sharing screen space with Harshvardhan Rane in the upcoming film which will release February 5th.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Sophiaa
    Jan 29, 2016 - 3:06PM

    these girls think working in india will actually make them real actors.. Recommend

  • A
    Jan 29, 2016 - 4:02PM

    Mawra joined the industry in 2010 when she used to do a show on atv.
    And her drama mere huzoor and kountry love came out in 2011
    So Mawra it’s been 4 to 5 years not 2 and half years.Recommend

  • Sweeto Kumar
    Jan 29, 2016 - 4:59PM

    @ Spohiaa,

    These girls are real assets of Pakistan since 1947. Atleast Quaid and Gandhi both will be proud of them.Recommend

  • Madhusudan
    Jan 29, 2016 - 6:26PM

    Mawra aapa is better looking than mahira aapa and humaima aapa.Recommend

  • Jan 30, 2016 - 3:50AM

    This is nice! Today I wrote an article on Mahira Khan. You may visit my site to see it!Recommend

  • Jan 30, 2016 - 3:51AM

    Good one!Recommend

  • Feb 21, 2016 - 3:48AM

    Umm.. no , no Mawra hun You are too vulgar to be Mahira; She has class at least… no offence.Recommend

  • brar
    Mar 24, 2016 - 5:15AM

    Mahira is Mahira , I watch her serial Humsafar very cool good looking ?Recommend

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