VJ turned actress Mahira Khan told that getting into Bollywood was never her aim in her acting career.
“Bollywood was never really the aim actually. I mean sure you could argue that I could have done more films there, for sure I could have. But right after Raees I had already started working on Verna, even before our artists got banned in India. My focus was always Pakistan,” told Mahira who made her Bollywood debut opposite Shahrukh Khan in Raees, a film which was never released in Pakistan.
According to a news report on Express Tribune, the Verna actress told that people may perceive that it was a “big jolt” to her career – and it was – but she moved on.
“Currently I just feel it’s just something else to be working and be part of this movement of the film industry in Pakistan at the moment. Because how I look at it, is that 20 years from now when either my son or today’s kids want to become actors, we would have set this industry for them and they won’t have to struggle so much,” she told.
Talking about the ban on Raees in Pakistan, she told, “I was sad and angry and there were moments of disappointment and just hurt, you know. Now I’ve come to a place where I believe that anger doesn’t really make me a better actor. It doesn’t do anything for me as a person, so I’ve let go of that, because at that time I was in the mix of it.”
Mahira Khan is currently doing two Pakistan film, 7 Din Mohabbat In with Sheheryar Munawar and Maula Jatt 2 with Fawad Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi and Humaima Malik.