There’s hardly another local actress who knows how to score as big as Mahira Khan does. The actress has been trying her hand at various ventures since the past decade or so, and has duly succeeded in making a bankable name for herself. The past year has been particularly special for her, and she sat down with InStep to discuss what went down, and all that we need to look out for this year.
In terms of films, Khan’s 7 Din Mohabbat In fell short of creating a lasting impact on the screens. But that won’t stop her from giving her best this year, as apparent by the ground-breaking trailer of The Legend of Maula Jatt. Her role of Mukho will be that of Maula’s love interest, but it won’t be as big as the titular character. “There are a lot of expectations and I just want people to know it’s going to be a Maula Jatt and Noori Natt extravaganza basically,” she said. “I honestly wish I had a bigger role, because I don’t think I’ve enjoyed myself on any set this much,” she added.
Mukho may be the perfect amalgamation of cute and badass, but it won’t be the only Khan character we will be seeing on screen this year. Apparently, the actress is all geared up to make a much-anticipated cameo in Asim Raza’s upcoming feature film, titled Parey Hut Love. Scheduling conflicts led her to drop out of the lead role, but we’re assured that we will be seeing a glimpse of her character named Reena somewhere or the other. “It’s a very different role I have to say, very unlike me. Every character I’ve played, I’ve identified with, but I can never be like Reena,” she said.
However, Khan isn’t stopping herself. That’s right, she has another feature film scheduled for 2019 under her belt, titled Superstar. The actress will be seen paired up with Bilal Ashraf, and will be playing the role of an actress. “It’s a passion project. People ask me why I’ve taken it up, but I can’t help it, my heart is in it,” she said. “It’s a romance in its essence, but a story about faith, failure, success and two people who meet each other at a strange time, basically wanting the same thing out of life, but how they want it is very different,” she further revealed.
Official details on Superstar are still lowkey, but with Khan’s confidence in her work, it is bound to be a must-watch. Undoubtedly, she isn’t afraid of taking risks, nor does she enjoy playing it safe, as she has not one or two but three movies lined up for her fans. And with so much to look forward to, it surely looks like 2019 will be her year, in all aspects.