Published On: Thu, Oct 13th, 2016

Mahira Khan to act in Shoaib Mansoor’s next film


Mahira Khan to act in Shoaib Mansoor’s next film

KARACHI: After radical nationalists drove Pakistani actors out of Bollywood, Pakistani film industry is creating opportunities for the artistes.

After her debut film Bol, actress Mahira Khan is once again ready to work with Pakistan’s top notch director Shoaib Mansoor in  his next venture titled ‘Verna’.

Releasing under the banner of SHOMAN Productions and HUM Films, the movie will feature Mahira Khan in the lead role.

While very little is known about the movie so far, it seems to be a movie about women and will promote their empowerment.

According to sources, Shoaib Mansoor says about the movie, “This film has been written and directed by a man of Pakistan for the men of the world to listen to women. It is to encourage women to speak up. Khuda ke liye bol verna…”

Verna is expected to release on Eid-ul-Fitr 2017.

Mahira Khan, is a Pakistani Video jockey and actress. She has worked with satellite TV channels MTV Pakistan and Aag TV. She also starred in the film Bol.

Khan was born in Karachi, Pakistan. She received her primary education from Foundation Public School, Karachi, and went on to Santa Monica Community College in Los Angeles for higher education.

Khan began her career as a VJ when she was 16 years old. However, her dream was to become an actress. It came true when she started landing roles in TV series and films. Khan hosted the live show Most Wanted for three days a week on MTV Pakistan, and hosted Weekend with Mahira on Aag TV. She has worked alongside other VJs like Anoushey Ashraf and Ali Charlie. Her breakout acting role was as Khirad Ehsan in the popular TV serial drama Humsafar, which became one of the most widely-known dramas of the Pakistani TV industry. She was praised for her performance by both critics and fans. Khan had her film debut in Shoaib Mansoor’s 2011 Bol, in which she co-starred alongside Atif Aslam, Humaima Abbasi, and Iman Ali.

About the Author

Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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