Mahira Khan is one of the biggest Pakistani superstars of our time. Starting as a Video Jockey for Indus Music, Mahira Khan became a household name after her famous drama ‘Humsafar’ was aired with Fawad Khan. This also paved the way for her active role in the revival of the film industry in Pakistan. Mahira Khan made her Bollywood debut with Shah Rukh Khan in his film ‘Raees. Mahira Khan has also represented Pakistan at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. She has represented Pakistan not only internationally but has also been vocal where her voice can make a difference.
Despite being a superstar of high caliber, Mahira Khan’s career has mostly been surrounded by controversies. While everyone else has an opinion on her matters, Mahira Khan has always maintained silence. She was recently called a bad actress who was ‘overage’ and only fit to do a mother’s role in films by veteran actor Firdous Jamal. This statement set the internet ablaze and everyone had something to say. While Mahira Khan’s colleagues strongly supported her, a senior producer Momina Duraid went to the extent of banning Firdous Jamal on her projects.
At first, Mahira Khan maintained silence on this matter, She later penned a letter to her fans where she mentioned that she respected everyone. She said that she had always followed her own path and would continue doing so. In a recent interview given to ‘The Independent Urdu’, Mahira Khan said that she had great regard for everyone and expected all people from the industry to do the same. She stated that the industry could not demand respect from others if they did not respect each other. Mahira Khan mentioned her role in ‘Humsafar’ where she played a mother. Mahira Khan expressed her wish to continue working in the industry even playing the roles of grandmothers and great grandmother.