Pakistani Showbiz

Mahira Khan on being a single mother


Mahira Khan opens up about Raees, her upcoming film and about being a single mother.Mahira Khan made her debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Raees.

she could not be a part of the film’s publicity and promotional campaigns, especially after there was a huge political furore over her inclusion in the film post the Uri attack.

 But once the film crossed the 100 crore mark at the box office, the film team got Mahira to promote the film through Skype. A few media personnels were invited for a special group chat with Mahira, who spoke and chatted with everyone from Pakistan.

Now, this is for the first time that Mahira has given out a full fledged interview to an Indian publication, ever since the fiasco happened. Read the full interview here.

You know, I was telling a friend that very few actors here in Pakistan have got an opportunity like this. And it fell in my lap, due to whatever hard work that I may have done earlier. I didn’t have to look for it. I feel blessed. But at the same time, I feel like that marathon runner who, during the last lap just before the finishing line , is dropped out of the race. There was this feeling when it happened ‘Oh Man, not right now. Now just before the release!’

Something like that. I so want to sit with the audience and watch the film. But that doesn’t seem possible so far. But after the release, I feel a certain sense of closure because of the love I’ve been receiving from the people. The stuff that I read online is heartwarming. So maybe, okay, this circumstance that happened is something I couldn’t control. I am going to let go of it. I tell myself this every day. I try to look at the brighter side. I put all the good wishes in one box and take one out every morning.

I’ve a deep admiration for Guru Dutt. I discovered him when I was 16. I saw Pyasa and it changed my life. I can’t explain what it meant to me. It opened a whole new kind of Indian cinema to me. Prior to that I was into the song-and-dance films, the Anil Kapoor films and so on. After watching Guru Dutt’s films I became a huge fan of Sahir Ludhianvi’s poetry and the songs of Guru Dutt’s films.

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