Mahira Khan: I wanted to do something lighter, I am funny by default

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By Neeraj Nanda

MELBOURNE, 12 June: ‘7 Din Mohabbat In’ is Mahira Khan’s latest movie with Sheheryar Kahn and directed by Meenu-Farjad, is releasing on Eid. Both Mahira and Sheheryar talked to a select group including me through Skype at the Mind Blowing Films office here from Karachi today. The rather casual but candid interaction gave some idea about the upcoming movie and the leading pair.

Mahira, known for her role in SRK’s Raees in India and Pakistani films like Bol, Verna, Manto and Maula Jatt 2 among others, on a question by SAT said, “I was earlier trying to imitate life but liked to be lighter. My work has been serious.”

“When I signed Varna or before Verna, I thought, I want to do something lighter. The side of mine no one else keen to do.

I am funny by default. You should play yourself, I felt, says Mahira.

“The film is going to be amazing. It is a light-hearted comedy. People can go to the cinema and have good time”, says Sheheryar.

So, what roles do the leading pair play?

“I am cute, pureblood living in a fantasy world in my room, love dramas and old songs, can be described as a realistic idealist,” says Mahira.

And, Sheheryar describes his role as “a cared fellow, suppressed by his mother and others, plus emotionally not grown.”

Her subcontinent moorings emerged when Mahira said, “Our staple diet is Indian movies and for Indians, it is our dramas.”

Mahira and Sheheryar love their fans and want them to see and enjoy this 2-hour amazing movie releasing on 15 June 2018 in Australia and New Zealand. Check www.mindblowingfilms.com for details.

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