She’s got the looks, the style, the projects, fans and well, haters too. Mahira Khan as never before talks about her latest venture, being an easy target, fellow stars coming out in her support, getting compared all the time, not feeding trolls, on people taking a dig at her acting skills and much more. Read on in a freewheeling interview with the Superstar by all means.
It’s boring but it’s a character. Have I ever played on that? People are like, ‘Oh but you’ve played on that image.’ I could’ve done another serial like ‘Humsafar’ straight after it. I didn’t. Soon after I did ‘Sher-e-Zaat’ which is a polar opposite and was the role of an arrogant woman. I have never done the same roles, even in my films. ‘Verna’, ‘7 Din’, ‘Superstar’ and ‘Maula Jatt’ are all worlds apart. People just want to see me do the same thing and that is the thing.
I don’t have any close friends who are actresses but I do have work friends. Matlab award show hua, hung out with them and have had the best time. But do I share my life with them?No. Do I meet up with them on a regular basis? No. The same goes with my male counterparts.
Not at all. I don’t mind it. I have come to the point where I’m like, ‘Chalo bhai karlo jo karna hai’. With the rest of my movies I was constantly trying to prove my mettle to everyone, but with ‘Superstar’, I don’t care, I just did something I wanted to do for myself.