Mahira Khan’s unconventional choice in films does not always benefit her. Mahira Khan’s last outing 7 Din Mohabbat In did not do well at the box office. The film was an unusual romantic comedy which featured Mahira Khan alongside Sheheryar Munawar. While the performances and visuals were admired, the weak storyline was criticized. Mahira, ofcourse looked lovely.
Apparently Mahira Khan is in a habit of declining good scripts while she has an appetite for very different kind of scripts. Films scheduled to release on the Eid of 2018 were offered to the star, but she refused those and chose to do 7 Din Mohabbat In. Subsequently, her film did not do well at the box office while Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 became a huge hit.
Similarly, Mahira Khan has previously refused Punjabi Nahi Jaungi which was later given to Mehwish Hayat. Mahira Khan chose to do Verna instead. Her film Verna performed poorly at the Box office while the Mehwish Hayat and Humayun Saeed starrer did wonders.
interview with Instep, Mahira Khan justified her choice in films. She said, “I look at who
I want to work with, people with a vision that I want to be a part of. Films
like Load Wedding and Punjab Nahi Jaungi had great characters, and I do want to
work with these giant filmmakers, and I will. I’ve just been walking the less
travelled path. Or maybe it’s what Asim (Raza) says to me, I like tough love.
If it isn’t tough, it’s not love. But honestly the truth is that this is my
journey, I go by instinct. And I just hope that somewhere, I manage to leave
some amazing work behind me.”
Reportedly, Mahira Khan has now signed an upcoming film alongside Bilal Ashraf. The film is titled Superstar and is being helmed by Ehteshamuddin. Reportedly the director has confirmed the news while they are not willing to reveal too much about the film.
revealed in her interview that Superstar is a romantic flick. She said, “It’s a
romance in its essence, but it’s a story about faith, failure, success and two
people who meet each other at a strange time, basically wanting the same thing
out of life, but how they want it is very different.”
Talking further, the actress said, “It’s a passion project. People ask me why I’ve taken it up, but I can’t help it, my heart is in it.”
Looks like Mahira Khan has opted for another film which
resonated with her heart! Mahira Khan will be playing an actress in the film. She has largely been experimenting and testing waters with scripts
that captivate her heart!
However, Mahira Khan herself realizes that she ought
to be doing one of the major films.
She said “Maybe I should do one of the big films, everybody
tells me that day in and day out. But to be fair, at the end of the day, I’m an
artist. I don’t think in terms of numbers, sometimes I wish I did because I
would’ve done them and enjoyed them”
Her upcoming film The Legend of Maula Jatt is definitely anticipated to gross well. The film may become Mahira Khan’s first film to be a blockbuster. Although the actress has said that she has a very small part in The Legend of Maula Jatt.
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Nevertheless, we wish her upcoming venture Superstar, all the best! Let’s see how the film does. Question remains, will Superstar turn out to be just another one of Mahira Khan’s peculiar choice in films?