Bollywood has a special knack for cross border talent and a new layer has been added to it in the form of another Pakistani actress joining the desi film industry. After the recent addition of Fawad Khan in Khoobsurat and Humaima Malik in Raja Natwarlal, now Mahira Khan is all set to sizzle the silver screen with none other than Bollywood King Khan himself.
Mahira visited Mumbai last month after her television serial Humsafar gained popularity and dropped subtle hints of the Hindi filmmakers whom she may consider working with. Obviously, the ones who were the quickest to move in were producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, who finalised the VJ-turned-actress for ‘Raees’ being directed by Rahul Dholakia. The film has Shah Rukh Khan playing a don and is likely to have Nawazuddin Siddiqui playing a cop. A source said that SRK had dropped in at the audition to meet Mahira.
The actress is married to her college sweetheart Ali Askari. And though she is based out of Karachi, the articulate girl with the porcelain complexion travels extensively. India will be a long haul destination for now, we guess.