Shahrukh Khan to romance Pakistani actress Mahira in ‘Raees’

Producer Ritesh Sidhwani has confirmed that Pakistani actress Mahira Khan, who impressed Indian audiences with her work in popular Pakistani TV show “Humsafar”, will be Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s leading lady in “Raees”.

Sidhwani took to social networking site Twitter to share the news and wrote: “Our leading lady in #Raees @themahirakhan @iamsrk @rahuldholakia @FarOutAkhtar,” Sidhwani posted on Twitter Tuesday.

Earlier, it was being said that Sonam Kapoor would play the female protagonist. However, now all rumours have been put to rest.

To be directed by Rahul Dholakia and co-produced by Farhan Akhtar, “Raees” will see Mahira as Shah Rukh’s wife.

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  • Whatever Srk touches it turned Gold whether its yarshraj, dharma or deepika, anushka now its time for Mahira Khan. Raees is going bigger n better each n every passing day, can’t wait for it

  • superb news.mahira is beautiful and was superb in that Pakistani film bol.waiting for raees but I just hope it doesn’t release on Christmas next yr bcz I really want rk’s tamasha to release during Christmas holidays

  • Good! Mahira is talented and beautiful! I have watched Bol! Raees is the only Rukh’s film that I am waiting for.

  • @indicine wat is d collection of ddlj re-run which released this week?ddlj re-run has released in 2multiplexes and one elite single screen in one show each and hs been performing very well with housefull shows reported on sunday.despite huge release of pk bengal distributor of ddlj is planning to increase the screens for d film next plz tell wat is d collection of ddlj re run?

  • So another Deepika/Anushka in making ;-)
    Jokes apart, SRK’s line up is looking strong with movies like Fan and Raees in the queue.
    Hope we will see the SRK of CDI/MNIK after a long time, which was lost somewhere in recent times due to high dose of commercialization into his movies.

  • I am Shahrukh Khan fan from Pakistan and i also like Mahira Khan as a TV star,she is very beautiful and fantastic actress.

  • Danis Tanovic Says, “When people ask me how it was working with Emraan Hashmi, I tell them he’s like Matthew McConaughey. Matthew was this guy in these comedies and then you watch Dallas Buyers Club and you go ‘wow!’ Emraan is ‘wow’ in this film.” The director continues, “I think Emraan is a great actor. Before I cast him, I watched him in Shanghai, so my first image of him is completely different from the Indian viewer. I don’t care about his commercial image. First time I met him, I really liked the guy, because Emraan, unlike what you see on screen, is very settled, calm and modest. He is a nice guy.” talking about tigers – he said it is an intense film and it was difficult to make it.equally difficult will be to make people watch it.

  • That’s great news. After a long time some news about Raees. Dil Ka Raees. After the Release of Raees everyone call Srk ….Raees King….

  • Director Danis Tanovic says Bollywood actor agreed to a pay cut and took risks to get the drama made
    By Marwa Hamad, Staff Reporter
    December 16, 2014
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    The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 1.5 million babies die each year because they are not breastfed. Filmmaker Danis Tanovic, who seems confident numbers must be even higher, spent eight years trying to make a movie about it.
    Tigers, Tanovic’s entry into Dubai International Film Festival this year, is based on the true story of Ayan (Emraan Hashmi), a Nestle salesman who went against his employers in Pakistan upon discovering the horrifying reality of what the formula he’d been bribing doctors to buy was doing to poorer families. As doctors were needlessly prescribing the brand name powder to those who could barely afford it, mothers were diluting it in unclean water and causing their babies to contract fatal cases of diarrhoea and dehydration.
    Tanovic, a father of five, said the story of Ayan — originally Syed Aamir Raza, with his name changed for the sake of the film — intrigued him.
    “This guy tried to fight the system, maybe even knowing he will not succeed — and there’s something courageous about him. At one point, he thought of blackmailing Nestle and decided not to. He’s a human being, and a modern hero to me, attacking the system even if he knows that probably he will not win,” said Tanovic.
    Indeed, Ayan, a husband and father, did not win in the film — and neither did Raza in reality. On the brink of blowing the whistle on Nestle, Ayan was confronted with a voice recording of himself agreeing to take hush money in a moment of desperation.
    Tanovic, who grappled with the story and its reliability upon learning of Raza’s short-lived plan to blackmail Nestle, also sympathised with him. As a fellow family man, Tanovic asked himself what he would have done if he was in a situation wherein he was being threatened by a powerful organisation while trying to protect — and provide for — his kids.
    Far from having a heroic ending, Ayan, unable to return to Pakistan safely, was separated from his family for 7 years, moving to Toronto, Canada, to make a living. He is now reunited with them and drives a taxi.
    In the film, he narrated his story to a lawyer who attempted to assess the risk of creating a film about him. The making ofTigersfollowed a much similar path.
    Tanovic began with the project in 2006, but upon losing support from BBC due to the possibility of legal consequences, it fell apart

  • This is an interesting news . I have not seen Humsafar but Fawad Khan got Khoobsurat because of Humsafar and now Mahira gets Raees . It is quite unique to know that Fan will be releasing before Raees and Excel Entertainment have announced their heroine but YRF have still not signed any leading lady for Fan . I have heard there will be two heroines in Fan . Because of Raees i think SRK fans should not expect Don 3 because he is playing a Gangster/Don in Raees and will be produced by Excel Entertainment . So chances that of SRK doing similar type of characters/genres are very less . All The Best to SRK for Fan and Raees . Let’s hope both these movies will be good and will have brilliant performances from him .

  • According to our Logic This Movie will be disaster because see SRK needs Big heroine to make his movie HIT
    Only Our Bhaijan Can make blockbuster film With New Actress like Bhoomika Chawla, Sneha ullal, Daisy Shah, Sana khan
    Sorry SRK fans This Movie will be disaster like Rab ne bana di jodi, OSO etc.

  • O man, without Deepika it would be difficult for Raees to cross 100 crores. SRK lacks the starpower to do that.
    The top 3 stars are
    1.Salman (name is enough for craze)
    2.Aamir (people trust him and watch his films blindly)
    3.Hrithik (public trust like Aamir and greek god looks)

  • wow dts a vry big nd gud news.. it wz d best decision to ignore katrina nd sonam kapoor nd include a pakistani artist… mahira is extrmly hot nd vry talented actress nd d evidence is her performance in bol… now m extra sure dt d movie will bcom critical nd commercial blockbuster/atbb

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