Mahira Khan shares uncanny similarities between Indians, Pakistanis

Superstar Mahira Khan on Thursday recalled her experience working in India and how the two nations are uncannily similar.

Speaking at an event held at Aga Khan University, the superstar who made her Bollywood debut with Raees starring opposite Shah Rukh Khan, recalled how comfortable and welcome she felt in the neighbouring country.

We, in India and Pakistan mourn and celebrate the same way. Our language is similar, we connect on a huge scale. Even though you feel that they (the Indians) around are strangers but they never make you feel aloof. Every time I’d request for something that made me uneasy, I was always heard and respected,” Mahira shared.

The Zaalima beauty’s calm was evident throughout the event and her speech not only managed to make the audience burst into laughter but also proved to be inspirational.

Mahira’s session revolved around how one can cope with failure and find ample strength in what you believe in. Moreover, she candidly discussed how the Pakistani actors ban affected her but she stood strong throughout the process.

“Faith is a beautiful and important thing. And you know this more when you have lost faith. When you are trapped in a dark place in life, faith helps you know that it will be okay,” the star shared in her speech.

She reiterated that her family and friends at home have always had her back which has made her a stronger person through the toughest of times.

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