Mahira Khan ~ Our guest today needs no introduction. For millions of viewers worldwide, Humsafar and the sizzling hot jori of Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan – she the innocent Khirad to his smoldering Ashar – became the reason for tuning in to Pakistan dramas, many for the first time and for others their first serial after the iconic Dhoop Kinarey, Tanhaiyan and other serials of that era.
Humsafar was followed by Shehr-e Zaat, and Mahira Khan’s Falak became the cynosure of all eyes. Falak made us think, compelling us to go to dark places within us we would rather not acknowledge even to our own selves. Falak was proud, she was arrogant, she was spoilt, she was many things … but underneath all the initial glitz and glamour and the later emotional turmoil and spiritual angst, there was always fragility and vulnerability, and it is to Sarmad and Mahira’s credit for understanding and exploring this angle, making a very complex character become very relatable, perhaps a bit too real and close for comfort at times. Falak was Mahira at her best, so far.
Way before all these accolades came her way, however, Mahira began her career as a VJ on Aag TV.
This VJ-ing stint was followed by her feature film debut in Shoaib Mansoor’s Bol, and then came her first serial, Mehreen Jabar’s eminently forgettable, Neeyat. After Neeyat came Humsafar, and the rest, as they say, is history.
After Shehr-e Zaat, Mahira took a long sabbatical and returned to TV with a talk show TUC- The Lighter Side of Life. The chat show hosting stint was followed by the recently aired serial Sadqay Tumhare. Since her return, Mahira has been hard at work and has no less than three major films in the pipeline.
Of these, Momina Duraid’s first feature film Bin Roye is first up as it is slated for an Eid-ul Fitr release. Here Mahira re-unites with her Neeyat costar Humayun Saeed and the movie also features Armeena Rana Khan in a pivotal role. The recently released trailer and song videos have caused quite a viral stir. Written by Farhat Ishtiaq, Bin Roye will be released later as a serial as well.
Mahira’s next film to release will be Asim Raza’s Ho Mann Jahaan, co-starring Adeel Husain and Shehryar Munawwar.
Rounding off the list of Mahira Khan’s upcoming films is her Bollywood debut in Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Raees, where she stars alongside A-listers like Shahrukh Khan, Nawazudin Siddiqui and Farhan Akhtar.
With Bin Roye slated for release in about a month’s time and Ho Mann Jahaan also gearing up for a 2015 release, Mahira is very busy these days juggling a very full schedule. Despite all her commitments, though, she has very graciously agreed to our request for this interview with you all.
Ab, here is your chance to interact with Mahira Khan, show her your appreciation and ask the questions you have always wanted to ask her.
- The last date for posting your questions is Sunday, June 21, 2015.
- To make this exercise worthwhile avoid asking stuff already been asked in other interviews.
- Don’t repeat questions already been asked by somebody before you.
- Post each question as a separate comment.
- Avoid personal comments and refrain from rude questions and abusive language.
- Do not post your questions on twitter!! You need to post them below if you expect an answer.
Written by SZ~