“I Felt Like Being Punched In The Stomach” – Mahira Says About Raees Premiere

Mahira Khan was recently invited at Aga Khan University’s Special Lecture Series to spoke about a lot of things surrounding her life, dreams and strength to cope up with failure.

Here is how she started off by promoting faith and encouraging people to have it while telling her own tale:

“Faith is a beautiful and important thing. And you know this more when you have lost it. When you are trapped in a dark place in life, faith helps you know that it will be okay,” she continued, sharing her struggles in college when she also held two jobs and had lost her living quarters. “Walking to the bus stand each day, I knew that one day there will be payback. That is having faith. And speaking of success brings us to failure. The truth is that we have all gone through failure. I have personally as well as professionally experienced failure.”

She also told that Bol and Humsafar were very abrupt choices on her part:

“I was advised by many people to not accept the role in Bol as it was a small one but my gut told me otherwise. I also decided to act in the serial Humsafar on my gut feeling.”


Mahira also revealed an extremely shocking detail about both her special projects:

 “There are no repeats of your first film but somehow my name was missed as the Bol credits scrolled in front of me. Then for Raees, even though the teaser said ‘introducing Mahira Khan’, I felt like being punched in the stomach when there was no such credit in the film itself. Then when it was released, I was banned in India and the film was banned in Pakistan,” she said.

Nonetheless, she is positive about all she has acquired as of yet and won’t let mishaps bring her down:

“I was dreaming of wearing a sari and dancing like Madhuri Dixit. I also used to dream of working with Shah Rukh Khan. I did nothing to make it happen. I only dreamed and believed in my dreams.”

Kainaat Maqbool