Mahira Khan and Shahrukh Khan Excited to Act Together in ‘Raees’

Yes it’s true, Bollywood legend Shahrukh Khan and Mahira Khan have been cast together in an upcoming film, ‘Raees’ and cannot be more joyful at the fact. Directed by Rahul Dholakia and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment, the film will be released this July.

Bollywood is buzzing with excitement for this project and it seems Shahrukh Khan is just as excited about his lovely co-star. When talking to the media at a launch, he stated

“Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mahira Khan are there in the film (Raees). Both of them are very accomplished actors. I think the cast is really wonderful. Now I would have to excel and perform like them.”

Shahrukh Khan has actually admitted that he has admired Mahira’s stellar acting on some of her dramas!

“Rahul (Dholakia) [the director] liked her. She suited the film a lot. I have seen a little bit part of her television stuff. I have met her and she is marvelous actor.”

The co-producer of the film ‘Ritesh Sidhwani’, revealed on twitter that the renowned actress will be playing alongside Khan (playing a gangster) as his wife while Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be playing a cop. Khan will be joining the shoot in March.

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We’re thrilled about witnessing the chance to watch Khan romancing Mahira across the cinema screen and it seems like she’s just as enthusiastic!

When asked Mahira about her favorite Bollywood actor, she truthfully replied

“I would be cheating on Shah Rukh, if I take another name here. I would love to work with him some day. I have been his fan ever since I was 13 years old, and my love for him stays strong even today,”

Mahira is excited about this opportunity but there are some limits she is not willing to cross, stating “I am open to Bollywood, but not ready for nudity,”

I think it’s safe to say that we positively cannot wait till July!

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Author – Rabia Ahmed