Pakistani diva Mahira Khan finally got to promote her Bollywood debut flick Raees with Shah Rukh Khan and the crew for the first time in India. Raees has been basking in success and the crew is still promoting the film in full swing.
Shahrukh Khan along with Nawazudddin Siqidui and director Rahul Dholakia addressed a press conference celebrate the worldwide success of Bollywood blockbuster film ‘Raees’ on Friday. Mahira who couldn’t promote her film in person, joined the conference via video conference from Pakistan and expressed her happiness on the film’s success.
Mahira Khan shared her experience regarding the film and was a breath of fresh air for attendees who asked her numerous questions.
On being asked if she had any fears before ‘Raees’ released, Mahira said, “I had this big fear that people will root for Shah Rukh’s character and not me. But once the film released, all my fears were put to rest by the response that I received, which has been completely fantastic and I am very grateful.”
When asked about her experience of sharing screen space with the Bollywood’s King Khan, Mahira said it was nothing less than a “dream come true moment” for her and she will cherish this all her life.
“He spoiled me a lot. It was like a dream come true. I wonder how someone can work with anyone else after working with him. SRK always used to make us laugh even before a serious scene, due to which we simply couldn’t keep a straight face for the camera.”
“I was nervous as hell. Sometimes I used to wish I wasn’t a big Shah Rukh fan. It was scary but it got better, especially after we shot Zaalima. Working with him is a dream come true. Nothing short of that,” she added.
When asked to compare between Fawad Khan and SRK, Mahira said, “My first couple of work was with Fawad. He is really lovely. But at no point I was in awe of Fawad. He is a great co-actor. I still get his calls. With him [SRK]…I think to compare both of them would be so wrong.” The superstar then cracked a joke which left everyone in splits. Quoting SRK, she said, “He says, ‘Dadhi (beard ) bata de kiski better hai?‘”
Listen to Raees’ latest song here.