Shah Rukh Khan cools Pakistani actress Mahira’s nerves

We know that Pakistani actress Mahira Khan is starring opposite Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Raees’.

The movie is directed by ‘Parzania’ maker Rahul Dholakia, and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under Excel Entertainment.

Mahira and Shah Rukh have kick-started the shoot. Both the stars completed their first day of shoot amidst much excitement. The film also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

The experience seemed overwhelming for Mahira, who was a bundle of nerves at the shoot. However, the cool and collected SRK apparently calmed her down.

Mahira tweeted, “My nerves weren’t being kind, but @iamsrk was.. !Got through the first scene.. #Raees”.

Mahira is married to Ali Askari and lives in Karachi. However, she is currently working from Mumbai for this ambitious movie.

Mahira visited Mumbai last year after her television serial gained popularity in India.

Producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar were the quickest to move in, finalising the actress for ‘Raees’.

The ‘Sadqay Tumharay’ leading lady will be playing SRK’s wife in the film. Khan will be reprising the role of a gangster based in Gujarat while Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the cop who traps him in Mumbai.

The Karachi based actress’ last big screen outing was in Shoaib Mansoor’s highly acclaimed film ‘Bol’ (2011).

The makers were looking for an international face instead of a familiar Bollywood name, which explains how Mahira bagged the coveted role.