Mahira Khan – pure gold for Pakistani industry
Mahira Khan is a Pakistani film prodigy, and her ability is one not bound to borders. The ‘Humsafar’ star caused a ripple effect in India with her heavenly presentation in the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Raees. Generally welcomed and broadly cherished, her demonstration solidified her situation as an entertainer of global distinction.
Notwithstanding, political strains among India and Pakistan have not, at this point permitted neighborhood recognized people to work across the borderline In a new interview with the Film Companion’s Anupama Chopra, Mahira talked about this unfortunate development and her experience of working in India and teaming up with adjoining producers and artists.
Mahira Khan sharing her fears for working in India
She said during the interview, “I guess, having experienced it firsthand, it’s just sad. When I think about it… I mean, we have all moved on. That’s what we do, if we don’t have this, we do something else. That’s what happens. But I feel like a great opportunity for the entire subcontinent to come together and collaborate was lost.”
She further added, “I think it might happen again. Who knows?”
With reference to offers that were made to her at the time, Mahira said, “A lot of Indian series was offered to me and at that time. I don’t know if anybody will understand when I say this, but I was scared. I was genuinely just scared. It wasn’t about what people say, I was just like, ‘I don’t know if I want to go there.’ And there was some amazing content, and I didn’t want to miss out on it.”
For future collaboration with Indian artists, Mahira concluded, “I was scared and I have no shame in admitting it. Now I am a bit more like, ‘No, come on yaar, you can’t let something that happened, which was political, affect your choices.’ So, I don’t think I will do that anymore and I hope that we collaborate, even if it’s on digital or in any way.”