Mahira Khan to star opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Raees

  • Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 17, 2014 02:12 IST

Pakistani actor Mahira Khan is set for a grand Bollywood debut. Producer Ritesh Sidhwani tweeted the final cast of upcoming film Raees, naming Mahira as the leading lady. Raees stars Shah Rukh Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles.

Earlier, Sonam Kapoor and Kirti Sanon were said to be doing the film but Rahul's tweet puts all speculations to rest.

Director of the film Rahul Dholakia tweeted, "Both nervous and excited to be working with 2 extremely versatile, brilliant and diverse actors in #raees - @iamsrk @Nawazuddin_S. Lethal !"

Sidhwani wrote, "Our leading lady in #Raees @themahirakhan @iamsrk @rahuldholakia @FarOutAkhtar"

Mahira Khan, best known for her performance in Pakistani film Bol (2011), was recently seen in Pak TV series Humsafar (aired on Zindagi channel in India).

Directed by Rahul Dholakia, Raees is slated to hit theatres on Eid, 2015.

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