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Mahira Khan Opposite SRK

Updated: January 17, 2015 4:30 am

After months of speculation, a leading tabloid has reported the identity of Shah Rukh Khan’s leading lady in his upcoming film Raees. It’s Mahira Khan, the Pakistani actress who made her film debut opposite singer-actor Atif Aslam in Shoaib Mansoor’s 2011 social drama, Bol. The stunner was introduced to Indian audiences recently with the TV show, Humsafar. She stars opposite current heartthrob Fawad Khan in the show which premiered on Zindagi channel. She plays SRK’s wife in the film. He’s a gangster based in Gujarat while Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the cop who traps him in Mumbai. It’s a complex role and both the film’s director Rahul Dholakia and producers, Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, believe she is perfect for the part. With the cast in place, the film goes on floors in Mumbai in February 2015. Certain portions will be filmed in the interiors of Gujarat.

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