Mahira Khan breaks silence over not being able to promote Raees

Published: January 17, 2017
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Pakistani actor Mahira Khan says she is sad about not being able to promote her maiden Bollywood flick Raees in India.

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In a recent interview to BBC Urdu, Mahira opened up about what she loved, feared and her forthcoming film. When asked if she was dejected about not promoting the film across the border, the actor said, “Of course, I feel bad. When you put so much effort and hard work in a project, you wish to see the results. I work with same dedication and zeal in all my projects, but Raees is very special.”

Talking about how Fawad’s role in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil was reportedly cut short due to India-Pakistan tension, Mahira said, “I’m not privy to that but I am content with my part in Raees.”

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Mahira also reiterated how she absolutely loved her job. “I love my job! There is nothing that I do not love about it. Hope people like my work as much as I do. I want to live and die as an actor,” the star said.

Speaking about her fears, she said, “I’m  scared about saying what I feel. I believe I’ll end up causing offence. It is unfortunate though.”

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Mahira revealed that she was on set when Zaalima was released. The actor said everyone there had gotten glued to it and liked what they saw.

Raees is slated to release on January 25.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • wiserneighbour
    Jan 17, 2017 - 1:05PM

    After the tirade against India and Bollywood,how many Indians will watch Raees,time will tell.Already there is a strong sentiment against this film.Kaabil will definitely topple this movie.Recommend

  • vinsin
    Jan 17, 2017 - 3:28PM

    She should move to India and accept India citizenship like Adnan.Recommend

  • Yogesh
    Jan 17, 2017 - 4:56PM

    Many Pakistani friends time and again have described our film industry by vile names- copycat, cheap, vulgar etc. It’s interesting to see Pakistanis going gaga over Mahira’s role which seems as insignificant as Deepikade role in HNY or Sonakshi’s role in Dabangg or Fawad Khan’s role in ADHM. The star of the movie is SRK. Get over this hype!Recommend

  • Fact is Fact
    Jan 18, 2017 - 7:26AM

    will watch Raees just for Mahira… and no one else… he is our sweet heartRecommend

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