Undoubtedly the biggest female star in Pakistan, Mahira Khan is set to make her comeback on big screen at home with the man who gave her big break through in his Bol opposite Atif Aslam. The actress is now doing a lead role in Verna opposite new entrant Haroon Shahid.
The trailer of the movie was released in Karachi this week where the actress also interacted with media and was asked about her role and recently viral pictures with Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor. “It is my personal life and it is very normal for a boy and girl to hang out,” she replied to a question. The actress reminded media people that they also got live beyond their jobs. “Nowadays, the media is not only present at events but everywhere. So, I have learnt from it (the incident),” she said.
“People ask me why I do not do this in films and it’s simply because I do not want to. Why should I do anything to show the world?” she continued.
Earlier, Kapoor released an official statement to give a shut up call to all trolls. “I’ve gotten to know Mahira in a personal capacity over the last few months. She is somebody who I admire and respect, for her achievements and even more for the person she is,” read the statement. “It is very unfair the way she is being judged and spoken about. What is also sad is the inequality in judgment just because she is a woman. I request you to stop the negativity and move on with your beautiful god gifted lives. Peace and love,” it added.
Talking about Verna at the trailer launch, Khan told that she was splendid with the response to the first teaser and song. “The whole team has put a lot of effort in this movie and I hope this movie leaves an impact on people,” she said.
The new entrant Haroon Shahid, who is also SYMT band’s lead vocalist and performed in Coke Studio, also talked about his feeling “It’s an honor for me to debut through Shoaib Mansoor’s movie. He has always believed in giving fresh talent a chance and I feel lucky to be a part of this movie. I cannot wait for the movie to be released and get audience’s feedback,” stated Coke Studio sensation, Haroon Shahid, who was present at the trailer launch.
Verna is the latest offering by legendary Shoaib Mansoor, which will hit cinemas on November 17th, 2017 worldwide. The film is written, produced and directed by Shoaib Mansoor himself, the man who is known for his highly acclaimed films Khuda Ke Liye and Bol. The rest of the cast includes Zarrar Khan, Rasheed Naz and Naimal Khawar.