Mahira Khan to make Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Raees

- Pakistani

After Fawad Khan, Humsafar’s leading lady Mahira Khan has all set to make her Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the upcoming movie ‘Raees‘.

Mahira Khan  made her film debut opposite singer-actor Atif Aslam in Shoaib Mansoor’s 2011 social drama, ‘Bol’.

After gaining great fame and popularity for her serial Humsafar,  Mahira Khan visited Mumbai last month.

When she went to India during media interactions she was repeatedly asked whether she would sign a Bollywood film.

However, Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar were the quickest to pick up on the actor’s interest to work in Bollywood, finalising the Mahira Khan for ‘Raees’.

Raees is being directed by Rahul Dholakia, who won a national award for his film Parzania.

In the film Raees, Shah Rukh Khan will be seen playing a role of don and Nawazuddin Siddiqui will play the role of a cop. MAhira Khan will play the role of Shah Rukh Khan’s wife.

“She plays SRK’s wife in the film. He’s a gangster based in Gujarat while Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the cop who traps him in Mumbai. It’s a complex role and both the film’s director Rahul Dholakia and producers, Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, believe she is perfect for the part.”

The film would go on floors in Mumbai in February 2015 and certain scenes and parts will be filmed in Gujarat.

Pakistani drama industry is getting progress so rapidly. Pakistani celebrities are gaining fame and recognition with their excellent skills across the border.

Earlier, Humaima Malik has also been seen making her Bollywood debut.