Pakistani actress Mahira Khan to star opposite Shah Rukh Khan in 'Raees'

Pakistani actress Mahira Khan is all set to make her Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in upcoming film 'Raees', revealed co-producer Ritesh Sidhwani on Twitter.

"Our leading lady in #Raees @themahirakhan @iamsrk @rahuldholakia @FarOutAkhtar," Sidhwani posted on Twitter along with a picture of Mahira.

Mahira Khan
Mahira Khan is all set to romance Shah Rukh Khan in her Bollywood debut 'Raees'. Picture courtesy: Ritesh Sidhwani's Twitter account

Mahira Khan, best known for her performance in Pakistani film 'Bol' (2011), was recently seen in TV series 'Humsafar' opposite heart-throb Fawad Khan.

'Raees' will be helmed by 'Parzania' director Rahul Dholakia, and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under Excel Entertainment.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is also a part of 'Raees', confirmed Rahul Dholakia in one of his tweets.

"Both nervous and excited to be working with 2 extremely versatile, brilliant and diverse actors in #raees - @iamsrk @Nawazuddin_S. Lethal !" posted Dholakia.

Buzz is that Shah Rukh will be playing a gangster based in Gujarat, while Mahira will essay the role of his wife in 'Raees'. Nawazuddin is believed to portray the character of a cop who is up against SRK in the film.

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