Is it me or are the Pakistani actors and actresses taking over Bollywood in the blink of an eye?

In a recent interview at a media event, the King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan expressed his admiration for the Pakistani beauty Mahira Khan, who is to be seen with as playing the role of the legend’s wife in the upcoming Bollywood project “Raees”.

Shahrukh expressed his admiration for Pakistan’s sensational actress Mahira Khan at the launch of Dabboo Ratnani’s annual calendar and said:

“Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mahira Khan are there in the film (Raees). Both of them are very accomplished actors. I think the cast is really wonderful. Now I would have to excel and perform like them.”

The movie “Raees” directed by Rahul Dholakia stars the King Khan himself alongside the beautiful Mahira Khan and critically acclaimed Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

SRK has already met Mahira before the cast was finalized and was all praise for the actor stating:

“Rahul (Dholakia) liked her. She suited the film a lot. I have seen a little bit part of her television stuff. I have met her and she is a marvellous actor.”

During Mahira’s visit to ‪India‬ in 2014 for the promotion of her silver screen hit “Humsafar”, she was questioned about her favorite Bollywood actor and she was quick to name SRK saying:

“I would be cheating on Shahrukh Khan, if I take another name here. I would love to work with him some day. I have been his fan ever since I was 13 years old, and my love for him stays strong even today.”

While on her trip to India, she randomly auditioned for the role in Raees and to her surprise was offered the role of the leading lady. The producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar were quick to offer Mahira the role, announcing her part on Twitter earlier in December 2014.

10849759_644044159051588_5568953301426453865_n-720x340The much awaited film follows a rich, exhilarating story line with the story based in the Ahmedabad of the 1980’s. Due to the fact that Ahmedabad has changed significantly since that time due to modernization and industrialization, much of the set needs to be built from scratch and thus a large part of the set is being constructed currently at Film City in Mumbai where scenes and backdrops are being created to replicate the nostalgic era.

Talk about the Bollywood being taken over by stars from across the borders. We wish Mahira success ahead! 🙂

Check out the exclusive poster for the movie Raees here: