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Everybody waiting for Raees in Pakistan: Mahira Khan

Along with Shah Rukh Khan, Mahira - the leading lady in Raees, who couldn’t promote the film due to the ban imposed on Pakistani artists in India, joined in via video call on Friday.

bollywood Updated: Feb 06, 2017 08:10 IST
Along with Shah Rukh Khan, Mahira Khan plays the leading lady in Raees.
Along with Shah Rukh Khan, Mahira Khan plays the leading lady in Raees.

Pakistani actor Mahira Khana’s Bollywood debut film, Raees, which is yet to be released in Pakistan, is keeping people waiting in the neighbouring country.

Along with Shah Rukh Khan, Mahira the film’s leading lady, who couldn’t promote the film due to the ban imposed on Pakistani artists in India, joined in via video call on Friday.

The actress said: “Raees is releasing soon in Pakistan and believe me everybody is waiting for the film just like people had waited all over the world and I believe that it is going to do amazing business here.”

The Humsafar actress shared how her family reacted to the film. “The big fear was people will come to watch the movie and hoot for Shahrukh, not for me. When my family watched the movie, they were also screaming for him. But the kind of response I received has been completely fantastic and I am very grateful,” she added.

Sharing the experience of working with King Khan, Mahira, 32, said, “I was nervous as hell. Sometimes I used to wish I wasn’t a big Shah Rukh fan. It was scary but it got better, especially after we shot Zaalima. Working with him is a dream come true. Nothing short of that.”

The actress who was seen grooving in the songs Udi Udi Jaye and Zaalima in the film, stated, “I’ve to rehearse a lot for the songs. The choreographers used to give me examples of the other great Bollywood actresses.”

Post release of the film, the Raees team is soon going to release another song of the movie which was edited to make short the length of the running time.

Directed by Rahul Dholakia, the film also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a pivotal role.

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