‘Raees’ star Shah Rukh Khan along with his co-star Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the film’s producer Ritesh Sidhwani addressed a press conference to celebrate the film’s global success. Mahira Khan was also present during the press conference, joining her team via video call.
She started off by admitting that the video-call experience was very exciting for her. She was asked if she had any fears before ‘Raees’ released, Mahira said, “I had this big fear that people will root for Shah Rukh’s character and not me. But once the film released, all my fears were put to rest by the response that I received, which has been completely fantastic and I am very grateful.”
Mahira shared how it was shooting with the Badshah of Bollywood for her very first Hindi film, “He spoiled me a lot. It was like a dream come true. I wonder how can someone work with anyone else after working with him. SRK always used to make us laugh even before a serious scene, due to which we simply couldn’t keep a straight face for the camera.”
While talking about her arrival in Mumbai for the shoot, Mahira joked, “When I reached the Mumbai Airport, I thought I’d be greeted by Shah Rukh running towards me, with his arms open. But that didn’t happen.” She also added that she is unaware of the film’s collections.
Shah Rukh was asked how does he feel that so many actresses like Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma and now Mahira Khan have debuted opposite him, and have gone on to become major stars of our times, “Deepika was already working in South. Anushka was also into modelling, and Mahira was acting before as well. All three of them were working before debuting in a film with me.”
Mahira was asked about her experience of doing the filmi dance for ‘Udi Udi Jaaye.’ She said, “I had to rehearse a lot and the choreographers helped me immensely.”