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5 Feb

Our favourite moments from Mahira Khan’s video call with Raees

Mahira Khan Raees

If there’s one video call that has made all the buzz throughout Pakistan today, it has to be Mahira Khan’s. When the actress finally got a chance to be a part of the promotions or shall we say, success, of the film, the actor left no stone unturned and let all her love for Raees and Shah Rukh Khan pour out, all while wearing a shirt that said Zaalima!

What were some of the best moments? Something Haute jots them down!

When Mahira talked about the first time she saw Shah Rukh Khan

The actress revealed that she first met SRK when he walked in on a shoot of hers and it was moment torn from a fable. Or was it really?

“I met Shah Rukh Khan when he dropped by during my photo shoot and even though I thought the wind will blow and leaves will fall, nothing of the sort happened,” the actress said with a smile.

When Mahira got spoiled

We all know that the Bin Roye actress has been one of the most successful artists in Pakistan, but how cool is the fact that the love for her transcended boundaries? Talking about how SRK kept her happy through her shoot Khan said,

“He spoiled me a lot. It was like a dream come true. I wonder how can someone 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.”

 When Mahira and SRK got their garba groove on

It isn’t an easy job to perform a garba, especially if you aren’t Gujarati. However, leave it to the dynamic duo to end up making it look flawlessly beautiful. Talking about the difficulty of learning ‘Udi Udi Jaye’s’ choreography, Mahira said,

“”I had to rehearse a lot and the choreographers helped me immensely.”

Shah Rukh Khan too found the song difficult.

“It was a tough song. I’ve never done garba in my 25 years in the film industry. I had to work hard for it. I am more of a performer, whereas Nawazuddin and Mahira are great actors. Picking up the beats of a song comes naturally to them,” the actor confessed.

When Mahira was nervous

Much like any debuting actor, Mahira too felt that maybe she’d be overshadowed by the charm of SRK on his fans. But, as fate would have it, the audience can’t get enough of the Humsafar actress too!

“I had this big fear that people will root for Shah Rukh’s character and not mine. 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,” the actress revealed.

 

When Nawazuddin wanted more screen time with Mahira

 It wasn’t just SRK who wanted to romance the leading lady on screen, but Nawazuddin Siddiqui wanted that as well. Talking about wanting to be a part of Zaalima, the actor said jokingly,

“I wanted to be a part of the ‘Zaalima‘ song just to have some more scenes with her.”

Shahjehan Saleem

The author is Deputy Editor at Something Haute as well as a professor in the Media Sciences department at SZABIST, Karachi. Socio-cultural theories and geography fill up the rest of his time.