My pathan: Mahira Khan shares a throwback picture with Shah Rukh Khan from ‘Raees’

The actors starred in the Rahul Dholakia directorial together in 2017

Entertainment Desk January 27, 2023

Actor Mahira Khan joins the list of stars praising King Khan of Bollywood as he reigns in all the cheers for his latest film Pathaan. Coincidentally, Pathaan was released exactly five years after Mahira and Shah Rukh’s Raees. Using the perfect opportunity for a throwback, the Bol star shared a dreamy picture from the sets of their 2017 film.

On Wednesday, the first day of Pathaan in cinemas, Mahira took to her Instagram and shared a throwback from five years ago. While the monochromatic picture saw the two in an embrace with dull sad faces, the caption was full of love. “My pathan,” she wrote and added a heart.

Directed by Rahul Dholakia, Raees, set against the backdrop of prohibition in Gujarat, touched upon the way the alcohol industry crumbled and several illegal activities followed. Apart from Mahira and Shah Rukh, the film also starred Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a titular role. Raees was the most-talked-about film in 2017 and was a success at the box office.

Ever since working together, the duo has praised each other on multiple occasions. In a previous interview with Indian Express, Shah Rukh spoke about Mahira’s acting prowess. “She is an amazing actor, and so beautiful. Even before working on Raees, she was already an established star. It is not a new world that she has come in,” he said while wishing her luck for her future projects.

Shah Rukh came back with a bang on the big screens with Pathaan. Despite all accusations of obscene content, political pressure and boycott trends, the film opened up to a whooping INR500 million and that was just the beginning. Helmed by Sidharth Anand, the action thriller stars John Abraham and Deepika Padukone in the lead, with a cameo appearance by Salman Khan. Like4:10 pm


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