Would love to play a negative character: Mahira Khan

Published: August 19, 2015
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We love seeing our beloved Mahira Khan in positive roles, however, the talented actress wants a challenge, and doesn’t mind taking up a negative role.

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In a recent online Q&A with fans, for Desi Rants n Raves, Mahira expressed her interest in accepting the challenge of portraying a negative character on-screen. “I would love to play a negative role and wouldn’t mind changing my appearance for a role,” she said, while replying to one of the questions.

When asked whether she would be seen taking up a negative role in the future, Mahira responded: “After Shehr e Zaat I took up Bin Roye and had to let go of most projects because of it. But in the near future would love to play ‘old, negative, heavy’ characters!”

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One of her most recent performances, that of Saba in Momina Duraid’s Bin Roye, had some negativity attached to it. Mahira expressed the following: “Bin Roye’s Saba was a complex role to play, thought it would be interesting to play a character who was layered.

“Characters stay with me, at times take over me. Saba stayed with me and she was the one I wanted to leave the quickest… in fact, Saba was a difficult character, maybe because she was darker… darker than any role I’ve done at least.”

Since portraying Saba on-screen may have left Mahira feeling somewhat haunted, it makes her audiences wonder if she would really be able to do a role that is border-line villainous. It may also be hard for her fans to envision her as anything other than the good female protagonist.

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The leading actress is not only interested in a dark role but is also interested in a comedic one if given the chance.
“I haven’t done much comedy, in fact I’d say none really… I’d love to try that out next,” she said.

Whatever her role choices, Mahira has a vast array of opportunities ahead of her and a future that looks increasingly bright!

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  • Aug 19, 2015 - 1:43PM

    Well Mahira khan has always played stunning roles in Darama like Humsafar and other. Her film is also superb. But I really don’t want to see her in a character of negativity.Recommend

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