In her latest interview off late, one of the biggest Lollywood industry and Pakistani drama global superstar Raees fame Mahira feels upset on Pakistani actors ban here.
One of the most loved and globally prominent A lister Pakistani starlet who enjoys a huge fandom worldwide, Raees fame Mahira feels upset on Pakistani actors ban here.
Post making her Bollywood debut with 2016 hit film Raees co-starring Shah Rukh Khan, she has grown up to become one of finest nuanced starlets globally who is versatile enough to perform any unconventional and out of the box character with finesse and flawlessly. In her latest conversational interview, Raees fame Mahira feels upset on Pakistani actors ban here.
The fans who got excited to see her in more Bollywood films post Raees got a shock of their life when Pakistani actors ban got announced 2 years back post the deadly Pulwama attacks in February 2019 which strictly made sure to ensure total ban on working with any Pakistani artist in our country.
In her latest interview with a renowned Indian digital bollywood youtube channel, expressing her pain and disappointment, Mahira Khan opened up about the ban of Pakistani actors in the Indian film industry and shared, “I guess, having experienced it firsthand, it’s just sad. When I think about it.. I mean, we 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. I think it might happen again. Who knows?”.
The actress, who will narrate one of the short stories titled Guriya by Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi in an upcoming Zee theatre series Yaar Julahay, said that she got offers for digital projects but turned them down and explaining about same, she said, “A lot of the other series were offered to me and at that time… I don’t know if anybody will understand when I say this, 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 content which was amazing, and I didn’t want to miss out on it. But 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”.
For people who are still unaware, after the Uri attack in 2016, Pakistani artists were banned from working in Bollywood and then The All Indian Cine Workers Association announced a total ban on Pakistani artists after the Pulwama terror attack in 2019.