Looks like the makers of Shah Rukh Khan’s next biggie Raees, have finalized the leading lady of the film. According to close sources, Pakistani actress Mahira Khan has been roped in for the lead role opposite SRK. It’s a complex role and director Rahul Dholakia, producers, Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar believed that she was perfect for the part.
Mahira made her acting debut in Pakistan in 2011 with Shoaib Mansoor’s social drama, Bol opposite singer-actor Atif Aslam. She became a household name in India this year courtesy to her super hit TV show Humsafar in which she starred opposite Pakistan’s and now also India’s heartthrob Fawad Khan.
Shah Rukh Khan plays a Gujarat based gangster in the film and Mahira will be playing the role that of his wife. The film also stars Nawazuddin Siddique who’ll essay the role of a Mumbai cop. Raees is slated to go on floors in 2015 and certain portions of it will be shot in Gujarat.