Pakistani actress Mahira to play Shahrukh's wife in 'Raees'

The ‘Humsafar’ leading lady Mahira Khan has bagged a role opposite the King Khan of Bollywood in ‘Raees’. Mahira has impressed one and all with her innocence and charm as Khirad in Zindagi channel’s ‘Humsafar’.

According to the latest report, Mahira will play Shahrukh Khan’s wife in ‘Raees’. The film also stars very talented Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Last month, Mahira visited Mumbai after her serial ‘Humsafar’ gained popularity. Soon Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani contacted Mahira and finalized her for ‘Raees’. The film will be directed by Rahul Dholakia of ‘Parzania’ fame.

In the film, Shahrukh Khan will play a Gujarati don and Nawazuddin a cop. Shahrukh has dropped to meet Mahira during her audition.

 A source said, “She plays SRK’s wife in the film. He’s a gangster based in Gujarat while Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the cop who traps him in Mumbai. It’s a complex role and both the film’s director Rahul Dholakia and producers, Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, believe she is perfect for the part.”

Earlier, Sonam Kapoor and Kirti Sanon were considered but finally Pakistani actress Mahira Khan bagged the meaty project.

Mahira came to limelight with her performance in ‘Bol’ in 2011 and this year she was noticed for ‘Humsafar’.

Currently, Shahrukh Khan is filming for Maneesh Sharma’s 'Fan' in Mumbai. He has Rohit Shetty’s next and Rahul Dholakia’s 'Raees' in the pipeline.