Mahira Khan was invited to attend the Global Teacher Prize in Dubai on Sunday and the star took that opportunity to share how her teachers inspired her ascent to stardom.
The Global Teacher Prize is a US $1 million award presented annually by the Varkey Foundation to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession. This year, Salima Begum from Pakistan made it to the top 10 finalists. The award went to Maggie MacDonnell from Canada.
At the event, Mahira took to the stage to announce the commencement of a National Teacher Prize and described events from her childhood which led her to become the star she is today.
"A few minutes are just not enough to recount all the memories I have and all the influence that my teachers have had on my life," she said before delving into her story.
"Teachers have the power to make a shy little girl like me believe in her dreams. We walk on red carpets, we get to support the causes close to our hearts. people like us — I talk about sportsmen, actors — we do all kinds of things, in fact, people like you and people around the world celebrate our success. But the ones teachers the very people who shape the next generation, don't often get thanked i would say not enough, You are the stars, the true stars."
But that wasn't the only exciting part of the night. The Raees star was also seen bonding with Ranbir Kapoor. The two entered the event together and were inseparable since.
Huma Adnan, Founder/Creative Director of Pakistani fashion label FnkAsia, was also present at the event.
She presented an Amir Adnan ensemble to the Bollywood star at the event.
Last year, Ali Zafar represented Pakistan at Global Teacher Prize.