I just don't ever want to be with an actor, says Mahira Khan

I just don't ever want to be with an actor, says Mahira Khan

Superstar talks about her dream of working with Shahrukh Khan and what comes with being her.
01 Mar, 2021

Former VJ, television host, actor and superstar known for her stellar acting and huge fan following across the globe, Mahira Khan reflected on what it's like to be an actor — and everyone's favourite.

Speaking on the talk show Hello! Mira Sethi, the star opened up about what it was like to be on set and how her journey in the industry has really been.

She said once she's on set, her entire focus is her character and role alone but revealed that she believes no one really knows the 'real' her. This is probably why she is also convinced that any star who has admitted to liking her is probably just infatuated with the idea of her.

"I would always say, you like the idea of me," she added. "And I always had this thing that I just don't want to be — ever — with an actor. So I never allowed myself to go there....yeah. I think that's what it was.

"I consider myself very fortunate that I can do this, do what I dreamt of as a child," she added, grateful for the opportunities life had presented to her. Mahira revealed that working with King Khan topped that list.

"When I was small I had only one dream — two actually, but one big dream that I want to do a film with Shahrukh Khan. I would calculate how old I would be, what the age difference would be, if he would still be working etc, and I would say I will do only one film — only one — and that will be with Shahrukh Khan.

"I have truly been one of those one in a million people who achieved their dream which was not only that I wanted to act, but also this childhood dream that I had. However, no one tells you that with every dream there is a price attached to it," she said.

The Ho Mann Jahan actor also added how she understands that if she doesn't show up to work one day, too many people attached to her work would suffer.

"So that is what comes with being me, and I try to understand that. Because I always say this — when I had absolutely nothing, I had my work. To be able to get up and say I can live with my life, I had a little baby in my arms, and I knew I could only do this because this work could support me."


Solomon The King Mar 01, 2021 12:18pm
Shahrukh Khan? i thought she would have a better taste
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Teddy Mar 01, 2021 12:18pm
Please retire for your own good.
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babu Mar 01, 2021 01:48pm
Shahrukh should propose to her and take her as his wife, it will be good for both the countries and Bollywood and Lollywood.
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Chrís Dăn Mar 01, 2021 02:08pm
The lady thinks. A rare combination of creativity skills, mind and elegent beauty.
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M. Saeed Mar 01, 2021 02:47pm
Highly twisted logic of a person who is highly successful in profession at the cost of her normal life.
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RationalBabu Mar 01, 2021 02:55pm
@babu he is very happily married, why would he be interested? She’d better look nearer home!
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Tchala Singh Mar 01, 2021 03:53pm
She is such a monotonous actor. humor, death, party - all scenes in the same style. she is a star only because she's fair skinned.
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Thinking Mar 01, 2021 03:57pm
@babu what regressive thinking. A married man whose wife is alive should marry another woman again! Pathetic
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A Bostonian Mar 01, 2021 04:32pm
What is so super about this so called star?
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Ali Mar 01, 2021 04:47pm
@Solomon The King I think you don't know what acting actually is.
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Rami Mar 01, 2021 04:48pm
Outstanding talent of Pakistan who has represented Pakistan with beauty, talent,and humbleness! Loved the zaalina with SRK! It is great to have your dream come true! Thanks dawn for this uplifting story!
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Shaun Mar 01, 2021 06:58pm
Missing Bollywood money.
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well-wisher Mar 01, 2021 08:22pm
@babu Your thinking is very low.
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well-wisher Mar 01, 2021 08:26pm
Happy her wishes were fulfilled. She also understand many people in the industry depend on her showing up. That is noble. Have a happy life with family. Fame comes and goes.
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Mirroe Mar 01, 2021 10:02pm
@Tchala Singh you guys are really jealous of everything lol
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Ahsan Gul Mar 01, 2021 10:42pm
Good that her wishes come true. What is wrong with that?
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RationalBabu Mar 02, 2021 01:27am
@Mirroe there really isn’t much to be jealous about!
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ak4pk Mar 03, 2021 03:53am
She is my favourite Pakistani gal, good that her dreams have come true, proud that she is a humble and responsible person. Wish her the very best in life, full of sugar and spice.
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