Two Pakistani actresses make their debut in Bollywood this year – Mahira Khan with Raees on July 3 and Mawra Hocane with Sanam Teri Kasam on February 5. Before anyone compared the two, Mawra’s gone and said that “there is no competition” between her and Mahira, reports Indian Express.
“When Mahira’s show Humsafar released, I was not even an actor,” recalls the 23-year-old Mawra. “I look up to her. She is stunning and truly gorgeous in the real sense. There is no competition at all. She has been longer in the industry. It has been only two-and-half years for me.”
“I feel great that we will be debuting in Bollywood in the same year,” she continued. “I am really proud of her. It will be wonderful because we both will be nominated as debutantes and that is something fantastic.”
“I feel great that we will be debuting in Bollywood in the same year,” Mawra says of Mahira. “I am really proud of her.
Mawra also shared why she signed on to the film Sanam Teri Kasam. However, her logic has us a little confused:
“[The directors] Radhika and Vinay had called me and they started the narration on Skype. The moment they said that it’s a story of a simple, bespectacled girl I knew I would be doing it. Because when you have a girl with spectacles, you will also have her transformation. I will get to show both the sides. I was on board instantly,” she said.
The young starlet can’t stop gushing about the opportunity she’s bagged: “No one my age has come to India and done a film. Nobody has been ‘launched’ in that sense. I am extremely grateful that I am a part of this film.”