Pakistani actress Mahira Khan aims Bollywood

Friday, Nov 14, 2014,19:11 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Pakistani actress Mahira Khan, best known for her sensitive portrayal of Khirad in TV drama ‘Humsafar’, says she would love to work in Bollywood and has directors like Vishal Bhardwaj, Mani Ratnam and Imtiaz Ali on her wish list. I loved ‘Highway’. It was amazing.
I have watched Imtiaz Ali’s other films too and he is one of my favourite Bollywood directors, besides Vishal Bhardwaj and Mani Ratnam. I think these filmmakers elevate an actor’s performance. They actually work on their actors and help them give their best. I am very much open to Bollywood and would love to work in great stories, Mahira said in an interview.
Her ‘Humsafar’ co-star Fawad Khan has already made inroads in Bollywood with a successful debut in ‘Khoobsurat’ opposite Sonam Kapoor. The actress, 30, who is in India to meet her fans following Humsafar’s successful run on Zindagi channel, said she was going through a sad phase in her life while filming the romantic show about a couple torn apart by circumstances.
I had a personal loss during the shooting and then there were many other personal tensions going on so it was a sad time. I used to come on the sets being low but the people I worked with made it better for me. It was a happy set and Fawad and I used to laugh after every shot even after the crying scenes. So, that helped me through, Mahira said.